Simufact.forming version 9.0

Simufact Engineering, a provider of software and services in the area of bulk metal forming, has released version 9.0 of Simufact.forming, its powerful integrated massive forming solution. The version includes more than 100 new features and improvements designed to ease the process of creating robust and reliable simulation models.

In the latest release, Dual-Solver Technology was developed further and provides users with access to the latest solver technologies of MSC.Marc and MSC.Dytran from MSC Software. In addition, new application modules are available (open die and radial forging processes, ring rolling as well as sheet metal forming), which allow a fully automated process simulation, including optimised meshing strategies. In this context, the newly-developed ring mesher offers an efficient method of simulating any forming process with axial parts. The mesher delivers accurate results and a precise geometry with a minimum number of elements, providing considerable advantages especially in rolling processes.

Also included in version 9.0 is the sheet mesher providing simulation of sheet metal forming, starting with a 3D CAD model of the blank sheet. The mesher is based on the high-precision hexahedron technology with a minimum number of elements. Possible applications are forming processes of sheet metal used in structural components in the automotive industry.

The parallelisation, introduced in version 8.1, has been enhanced and provides fast calculations of finite element simulations using the domain decomposition method. Finally, the release offers enhancements for the simulation of cold massive forming, forging, and any kind of rolling processes.


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