Complete Die System Simulation
DYNAFORM is the complete die system simulation solution.
DYNAFORM allows you to entirely bypass soft tooling,
reducing overall tryout time, lower costs, increase
productivity and provide complete confidence in the
die system design. It also allows evaluation of alternative
and unconventional designs and materials for an optimal
solution. The most cost-effective and accurate
solution available, DYNAFORM is the clear choice
among progressive organizations seeking to streamline
the die analysis system.
One Simple Interface
DYNAFORM encompasses the entire die system process in
one simple interface. By simulating every detail during
the design stage, DYNAFORM ensures the highest
quality formed part and best manufacturing process.
The system guides the engineer through cost estimation,
quoting, die face design and formability analysis. Then,
in a virtual environment, moves the part through the
stamping process inside the plant—station by station.
DYNAFORM simulates trimming/shedding and scrap removal
and analyses die structural integrity. Finally, DYNAFORM
evaluates the part transfer process within the die system
and can even simulate the behaviour of the part during
DYNAFORM offers NURBS based CAD surfaces capability.
This allows DYNAFORM’s mesh-based technology to
maintain full parametric associativity throughout the
entire simulation process. LS-DYNA, the most
powerful solver in its class, is the engine within DYNAFORM.
Offering tremendous calculation power to support difficult
modelling and simulation challenges within a die system,
these powerful processing and solving technologies enable
DYNAFORM to meet the needs of users today and those
in the future.
LS-DYNA uniquely offers both explicit & implicit
solutions that can be seamlessly switched to correctly
simulate the physics of virtually all engineering issues
of a die system including formability, springback, springback
compensation, trimming, and flanging.
The Most Accurate &
The clear price/performance leader in the industry,
DYNAFORM offers pin-point accuracy in every detail and
is the key reason die designers all over the world have
turned to DYNAFORM for the most precise analysis possible.
BSE Blank Size Engineering
The BSE module is a complete solution for accurate blank
size estimation, nesting to maximize material utilization,
piece price and scrap calculation. BSE is based on a
one-step algorithm for rapid calculation. Potential
forming failure due to excessive blank thinning is detected
through an inverse method. BSE also creates a forming
limit diagram (FLD) map for feasibility review.
Since most tooling designs are done in a CAD environment,
DYNAFORM’s D-Eval Module was specially created
to support and analyze CAD based tooling and engineering
designs. A CAE solution, D-Eval is tailored to support
engineers in the early stages of the product design
cycle. It allows engineers to take manufacturability
into consideration early in the design process, ahead
of the tooling stage.
D-Eval Provides CAE Tools for “What If”
- Tipping Adjustments
- Binder Generation & Modifications
- Drawbead Layout
- Line Bead & Geometry Bead Conversion
- Addendum Modifications
- Die Design Modifications
- CAM Trim Evaluation
- Trim Line Checks
FS Formability Simulation
The FS module is a complete incremental die simulation
program for quickly generating formability results at
a very early stage of the product design cycle. It is
suited for design feasibility analysis and verification.
Stress, strain and thickening results are plotted and
a complete forming limit diagram (FLD) is generated.
It is a proven tool for uncovering hidden problem areas.
DSA Die System Analysis
DSA offers an LS-DYNA based FEA solution to analyse
die system operations including scrap shedding/removal,
die structural integrity and sheet metal transferring/handling.
Further development will include trimming, flanging
and hemming operations.
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Brochure for more details (Acrobat PDF).
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DYNAFORM provides full visualisation of the forming
operation as shown in the following movies
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