Dutton Simulation offers a full service in
evaluating product design for manufacturing feasibility
in sheet metal.
Using CAD & CAE tools, we can:
input your product design (most major CAD systems
reverse trim the geometry to complete the outer
boundary (and close any internal openings), generating
the punch opening line
determine the die level (tip angle) for forming,
considering contact progression and depth of draw,
as well as the implications for later operations
the blankholder surface, aiming to attain a fully
developable surface where critical whilst striving
to minimise variation in draw depth
calculate the required addendum profiles,
considering the need for steps and/or draw bars
for additional stretch in key areas
generate the draw die addendum surfaces
and output of the surface data as required
From the resulting CAD
model, we can call on the
full range of forming
simulation software to
test the tooling process
and die design.
Our approach is to use our core skills in Computer
Aided Engineering (CAE)
to lead these activities, backed up with our many years'
experience in tool design and finite element analysis.
In this way we can ensure a high level of accuracy is
obtained with the quickest possible turnaround time.
Please contact us to
discuss your specific project requirements.