Sheetmetal software

Sheetmetal software

BlankWorks 3.0 software gives SolidWorks users an embedded application for determining accurate 2D-blank shapes for complex 3D sheetmetal stampings. Shops gain a competitive advantage during die-tryout stages of tooling development by generating blank sha

With BlankWorks 3.0 software, SolidWorks users determine accurate 2D-blank shapes for complex 3D sheetmetal stampings.


BlankWorks 3.0 software gives SolidWorks users an embedded application for determining accurate 2D-blank shapes for complex 3D sheetmetal stampings. Shops gain a competitive advantage during die-tryout stages of tooling development by generating blank shapes for stampings in less than two minutes, as opposed to trial-and-error methods taking up to two weeks, says the software's manufacturer.

The software's blank-edgesmoothing feature produces tangent continuous arcs and line geometries which enhance translations to manufacturing processes. A new skinning function simplifies handling solid models by automatically extracting inner faces for analysis. With these faces, users generate a mesh that is automatically offset to half of the material thickness for positioning it at the neutral fiber of the component.

Automatic tipping identifies optimum press orientation for parts, and a contour plot indicates thickening and thinning from the forming process. It takes into account material stretch and deformation as well as bending and flattens any SolidWorks geometry.

Forming Technologies Inc.
Oakville, Ont.
forming.com

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