Forming Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of FormingSuite 2018.1. Aimed at all sheet metal forming and costing engineers, designers, and estimators in the Automotive, Aerospace, Consumer Product and Electronics industries, the main objective of FormingSuite is to introduce new leading edge technologies to stamping simulation and to provide continuous improvement and simplification to all users in a unified collaborative environment.
About FTI FormingSuite. FormingSuite further builds on the capabilities of our new multi-part geometry environment with the addition of tailor welded blank definition and support for double attaching within Process Planner. New capabilities both in formability simulation and process planning focus on handling more complex situations. New tools for visualizing die impact lines play a vital role in analyzing formability of class A panels, while the automatic trimming and blank size capability in Fast Incremental now develops holes and cut-outs in addition to the outer trim and blank shape. Additional productivity improvements include the ability to export the LS-DYNA input deck for solving off-line in a dedicated cluster environment and for reading completed solutions back into FormingSuite. The new symmetry constraint produces solutions nearly twice as fast as before. Throughout the software and particularly in Process Planner, FTI has added more intelligence to the software to help users avoid time y errors and difficult processing situations. This has been achieved through increased automation and more intensive feedback from the engineering team during problem detection. Process summary displays have been enhanced to provide clearer process visualization along with more information related to specific features.
About Forming Technologies. Forming Technologies Incorporated is the world's leading developer of computer aided engineering software for design and simulation of sheet metal components. Since 1989, FTI has provided OEMs and suppliers in the automotive, aerospace and appliance industries with innovative software and training solutions designed to reduce development time and material costs. FTI has trained over 12,000 engineers in Formability and Die Design and is considered the Best in Class around the world for their industry training programs.