DYNAFORM Complete Die System Simulation Solution

DYNAFORM is the complete die system simulation solution. DYNAFORM allows the organization to entirely bypass soft tooling, reducing overall tryout time, lowering costs, increasing productivity and providing complete confidence in die system design. It also allows evaluation of alternative and unconventional designs and materials for an optimal solution. The most cost-effective and accurate solution available, DYNAFORM is the clear choice among progressive organizations seeking to streamline the die analysis system.

A Solid Infrastructure

DYNAFORM offers NURBS based CAD surfaces capability. This allows DYNAFORM’s mesh-based technology to maintain full parametric associativity throughout the entire simulation process. LS-DYNA , the most powerful solver in its class, is the engine within DYNAFORM. Offering tremendous calculation power to support difficult modeling and simulation challenges within a die system, these powerful processing and solving technologies enable DYNAFORM to meet the needs of users today and those in the future.

The Most Accurate & Cost-Effective Solution

The clear price/performance leader in the industry, DYNAFORM offers pin-point accuracy in every detail and is the key reason die designers all over the world have turned to DYNAFORM for the most precise analysis possible.


The powerful dual-solver is the engine that powers the efficient processing environment of DYNAFORM, making it a complete simulation solution package. LS-DYNA uniquely offers both explicit & implicit solutions that can be seamlessly switched to correctly simulate the physics of virtually all engineering concerns of a die system including formability, springback, springback compensation, trimming, and flanging.

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BSE Blank Size Engineering

piece price and scrap calculation. BSE is based on a one-step algorithm for rapid calculation. Potential forming failure due to excessive blank thinning is detected through an inverse method. BSE also creates a forming limit diagram (FLD) map for feasibility review.


FS Formability Simulation

The FS module is a complete incremental die simulation program for quickly generating formability results at a very early stage of the product design cycle. It is suited for design feasibility analysis and verification. Stress, strain and thickening results are plotted and a complete forming limit diagram (FLD) is generated. It is a proven tool for uncovering hidden problem areas.

DSA Die System Analysis

DSA offers an LS-DYNA based FEA solution to analyze die system operations including scrap shedding/removal, die structural integrity and sheet metal transferring/handling. Further development will include trimming, flanging and hemming operations.

Consistency--eta/DYNAFORM creates a die design methodology, capturing the development process. Tool development is moved from a individual skill to a corporate resource. It can be used as a central software tool where lessons learned are feed into future tool designs.

Reliability & quote accuracy--Confidently make an upfront commitment to meet a client's requirements within their time & cost constraints.

Understanding--eta/DYNAFORM reveals the physics controlling the forming process. This insight provides the reassurance to deliver innovative tooling capable of forming unconventional materials or geometry - a true competitive advantage.

Low Volume Tooling--eta/DYNAFORM facilitates a faster, lower cost production forming capability providing a level of agility and flexibility beyond the competition.