Metal Stamping – Stampack

Stampack

Simulation Software for the Sheet Metal Forming Industry

Stampack is an award-winning simulation software for multi-stage process in the metal forming industry, helping customers to deliver the products first, in demanding markets such as automotive, aeronautics, aerospace, metal packaging, home appliances and the like. Stampack produces the best results in simulation ironing, necking, embossing, hemming, hydroforming, stretch-forming, forming of thick sheets and other specific operations.

Stampack is practical software designed specifically for product and process design engineers so that knowledge and experience of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is not required. Most of the simulation definition work is automated, leaving engineers to concentrate on the engineering problems and solutions rather than numerical parameters.

Usage of Stampack provides a practical method for almost eliminating the creation of physical prototypes and therefore reducing time and money required in getting the product into the market, as well as reduction of headaches during tryout.

The prediction of the final component shape processes includes the effects of tools and even material coatings enabling the anticipation of problems such as metal damage, wrinkling and springback even before designs have been finalised, tooling has been manufactured and the first trials being processed

Stampack analyses the following formability processes

Deep Drawing

Outline your framed parts utilizing the most temperate process and material. Build up a section shape that can be framed effectively and that will fit and capacity legitimately. Effectively distinguish real zones of concern, for example, over the top diminishing, cracks, or wrinkling

Thick Sheet Forming

Utilize full3D optimized elements for very thick plate and bulky geometry. The 3D technology provides industrial and engineering criterion to predict failure of materials subjected to 3D state of stresses.

Identify material limits and valid safety zones using the unique Tiaxial Failure Diagram (TFD) criterion.

Stamping

Full manufacturing process validation, starting with the blank format including gravity effects, binder wrap, drawing, trimming, re-striking, repositioning and flanging.  

Progressive Die

Check and generate feasible stations in the complete tool. Optimize the complex die validation process before tool construction.

Reduce the potential for error and greatly improve manufacturing productivity by making the right decisions

Stretch Forming

Define the simple or tangential stretch-forming process and adjust the trajectories of the jaws and forming tools accordingly.

Ironing

Use full 3D elements for an accurate ironing process definition. For axis-symmetric or plain strain components, the most effective solution is obtained using 2D elements.

Hydro-Forming

The Hydro-forming interface incorporates the capacity to characterize sheet or tube hydro-forming by including the impacts of rubber wear pads, pressure cavities and sleeves in the holding, shaping, swelling, heat treatment and calibration process steps. Any of these stages might be joined with trimming, springback, and so forth.

Spring Back Prediction

Exact expectation of the final part geometry by means of the springback computation. A spring-forward algorithm will systematically produce an entire geometry portrayal of the tooling surface with spring-back compensation. The calculation has been demonstrated effectively with confounded 3d genuine metal forming parts.

Trim Optimiser

Stampack trim optimizer (STROP) is an automatic trimming line optimization module. It is an essential tool for the determination of optimum blank shapes and trimming lines.

Optimum trim line-blank shape not only prevents the wastage of material or reduces product development period but also improves product quality and reduces occurrence of defects like wrinkling and tearing.