Progressive Die Design
Automate design of progressive dies using industry-specific processes
Our solution guides you through all of the stages required to design a progressive die, automating the most tedious tasks and streamlining complex processes. Our software for progressive die design is a comprehensive solution for both straight break and freeform sheet metal parts. You can design the complete die structure with associativity to the part design at every stage.
Tooling & Fixture Design
Read more about the powerful features for progressive die design below.
Create Sheet Metal Part Designs
You can effectively design both straight break and freeform sheet metal parts with the broad set of sheet metal functions. Leverage feature recognition, bend table and direct unfolding capabilities to design associative intermediate stage parts with prebends and overbends.
Apply One-step Unforming and Formability Analysis technology to create intermediate forms and the flattened blank shapes for complex freeform parts.
Define Complete Processes
Our strip layout and design tools allow you to quickly prepare the strip layout, and specify details of the strip layout and the progression of design stages using a streamlined workflow. You can simulate manufacturing of the strip to ensure proper ordering of stations.
Design die base assembly and die inserts for forming and punching operations, and efficiently and associatively design forming and punching tools. Our solution incorporates a library of standard parts, which includes the catalogs of the most important suppliers. Customizable base die libraries, standard parts, and insert groups streamline the design of the die structure.
Re-Use Company Standards
Re-use knowledge of designs and operations to streamline processes, from tooling design to production. Leverage project templates, materials, tools, and processes to re-use and adapt proven designs to new dies. Streamline and optimize the die design process by standardizing processes and components.
Build reusable parts and register them in custom libraries, and develop reusable mold base configurations. Generate parts lists, drawings, project data structures, and NC toolpaths.
Update Die Designs Using Associativity
Our solution maintains associativity with the part design throughout the die design process, carefully controlling changes in the part design. Associativity with the part model allows design changes to be quickly incorporated. Our solution enables management of data and processes, so you can work concurrently with your team members, searching, accessing, and reusing project data and processes.
Validate Progressive Die Designs
Validate the design of the progressive die within the assembly context for proper clearances and reliefs in various position stated. You can analyze material usage of the strip layout and press force balance, and simulate the strip progression. Motion simulation with dynamic collision detection helps you verify correct operation in the entire range of die movements.
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Digitally transform part manufacturing using one integrated software system to program CNC machine tools, control robotic cells, drive 3D printers and monitor product quality.