C3P Software Released AI-Form ISF for Incremental Sheet Forming
The first commercial software package in the market for incremental sheet forming toolpaths design and simulation
【HongKong–6th January, 2022】– C3P Software, a pioneer supplier of CAX & PLM solution for industrial manufacturing processes, we're excited to launch the AI-Form ISF, the first commercial software package for incremental sheet forming (ISF) toolpaths design and simulation in the market today.
ISF is a metal forming process for the manufacturing of complex components in small quantities. In comparison to conventional forming methods complex tools can be dispensed. This reduces tool costs and the time to the first finished part. These advantages predestine incremental sheet metal forming for number of pieces in the range of 1 to 1,000 parts.
AI-FORM ISF includes two software modules, the toolpaths design and process simulation. The AI-FORM ISF Toolpath is a software product designed for the purpose of creating, editing and visualizing ISF toolpaths. It has been integrated into the AI-FORM user’s environment, built a whole chain solution, from the part base analysis, to features evaluation, to ISF toolpaths design, checking and modification, finally to toolpaths export. The SPIF, TPIF and DSIF are supported by AI-FORM ISF software. Z-level design, continue Spiral, multi-features, multi-stages and multi-processes are supported in the toolpaths design software.
AI-FORM ISF Simulation is the twin’s software module as ISF Toolpath. It is based on the AI-Form's FEM solver in the last CAE technology to simulate the ISF process. Many breakthrough technologies have been acquired in the AI-Form ISF simulation package, to reduce the simulation lead time and improve the result accuracy. For example, the virtual multi-tools technologies can speed-up the simulation time in 10 times and maintenance the same level accuracy. The simulation time is kept in hours level when the compared with the tradition simulation method was always in the days level.
“AI-Form ISF is the achievement of the long term collaboration between Beihang University and C3P Software”, Prof. Dr. Xiaoqiang Li of Beihang university has declared, “We have a very long time for metal forming process research and more than ten years’ experience in the incremental sheet forming field. Now, many last research results had been integrated into this software package.”
David Keck, marketing director of C3P software said, “AI-FORM ISF provides users with more flexible design capabilities, more powerful simulation capabilities and notable performance improvements to increase the reliability of numerical simulation resultsfor increment sheet forming. AI-FORM ISF empowers users to reach a new level of efficiency and reliability in metal forming and prototype design, and to create highly productive design-to-analysis workflows to accelerate the pace of product innovations.”
About C3P Software
C3P Engineering Software International has been founded in 2006 and providing the professional design & analysis solution for the manufacturing industry. Our main products are "Cast-Designer", "Cast-Designer Weld", "Geo-Designer", "AI-FORM" and "SavingCAST", which were already captured the Global market. We have sold our products in more than 28 countries and those countries have our distributors. We are not famous by our Company name but by our products. The Software specially focuses on the virtual manufacturing field to provide end-to-end solution for metal casting, sheet metal forming, weld and assembly. Our solution built in the Design for Manufacturing, Design Capability, Advance Front Simulation, the last CAE technology, Automatic Optimization and Final Performance Validation to a whole package; to consider the Multi-Physics, Multi-Scale and Real Material. As a pioneer of numerical simulation solution provider, C3P Software provides the industry and the manufacturing business with comprehensive solutions and engineering services on a global basis to meet their expectation in high quality, on-schedule delivery within cost target. Our business scope covers software development, professional engineering service, and application software integration.
About Beihang University
Beihang University (BUAA, formerly known as Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics) is a leading University in China. It is a comprehensive research university covering engineering, natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences. The first Chinese aeronautics and astronautics university. As part of China’s Project 211 and Project 985, which aim to improve the standards of the top 100 and 40 Chinese universities respectively, it has a heavy focus on high level technological and scientific research. As the first university in China to focus on aeronautical and astronautical education and research, it has long been dedicated to contributing new knowledge to the field, to further China’s aerospace ambitions.
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