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FTI CATSTAMP software screen displaying Thickness Strain on a part

Blank development and early feasibility

A solution for sheet metal components to optimise the design and forming feasibility.

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Design engineering software solution for sheet metal components

FTI CATSTAMP enables users to quickly and easily evaluate part and process feasibility as well as determine blank shape and spring back. It identifies formability problems (splits/wrinkles) enabling users to implement design changes earlier in the product life cycle, saving time and money. Before releasing data to tooling, engineers run FTI CATSTAMP to assess formability risks and optimize material usage. It considers component or tool geometry and accounts for material properties, friction, binder, addendum, blank holder force, pad pressure, draw-beads, and tailor-welded blanks.

Your benefits with FTI CATSTAMP

  • Scientific physics-based approach identifies formability issues at product design stage reducing ECOs
  • dentifies product design changes that improve quality, material utilisation, and reduces weight and costs for optimal material usage
  • Develops minimum blank size and ensures no blank overlap
  • Accurately identifies splits and wrinkles using Forming Limit Diagram (FLD), Safety Zone in addition to Thickness Strain, Major/ Minor Strain, etc.
  • Calculates springback to predict issues for tooling, and provides information for Tolerance Negotiation or to add design features to reduce springback.
  • Reports summarise product design issues and material utilisation, providing first level communication between product and tooling suppliers (internal/external).