Sheet Metal Forming Simulation Has Never Been So Fast and Easy
Altair Inspire Form (formerly Click2Form) is a complete stamping simulation environment that can effectively be used by product designers and process engineers to optimize designs, simulate robust manufacturing and reduce material costs. With the fast and easy feasibility module, users can analyze parts in seconds to predict formability early in the product development cycle. The automated blank nesting proposes an efficient layout of the flattened blank on the sheet coil to maximize material utilization. The tryout module includes a highly scalable incremental solver, helping users to iterate and simulate multi-stage forming, trimming and springback in a modern and intuitive user interface, reducing complexity and making the production of high quality parts more economical.
Extract midsurface, fill holes and cutouts, remove flanges using Altair Inspire Form’s geometry preparation tools. In addition, use Altair Inspire tools to create and modify geometry.
The flat blank needed to form the part shape is available at the end of the analysis. Visualize thinning and other defects such as splits, wrinkles and loose metal.
If the part geometry is available in car coordinates, Altair Inspire Form automatically calculates the best stamping direction. The user can also specify the stamping direction. It is also possible to apply restraining forces corresponding to blankholder and drawbeads.
Optimize the manufacturing process setting up single and multistage metal forming virtual tryout tools. The fast and scalable incremental solver supports forming and trimming, giving the ability to accurately analyze material flow, splits, wrinkles, lose metal, and springback.
Altair Inspire Form provides a material library with properties for standard steel and aluminum grades. It is also possible to create a new material and save it within the user database.