Hamburg, Germany, April 4, 2013 – Simufact Engineering introduces the new version 11 of its simulation software Simufact.forming at this years’ Hannover Messe. Providing more functionality for a broader scope of application while offering a simplified usability - that´s the credo of the new software version that is employed for the design and optimization of manufacturing techniques in metal processing.
The software release includes new modules for open die forging and ring rolling. Application-specific functionalities such as fully automated processing of a complete pass schedule in open die or radial forging, and the consideration of the manufacturer’s kinematic concepts in ring rolling, help the user to model and simulate all possible processes and conditions of these production processes.
Helpful features are new possibilities in result-dependant, force and path controlled processing as well as an optional, method-related calculation of the structural transformation during forging.
Simufact.welding 3.1 enables the simulation of various welding methods. Cutting edge solver technology and a user friendly overall concept allow for an effective calculation of welding sequences and a realistic prediction of component distortion, also taking into account microstructural transformations.
The coupling of Simufact.welding with Simufact.forming is a new functionality linking different process chains. Thus, processes taking place before or after welding can be efficiently integrated in the numerical approach. Easy data transfer allows for consideration of the forming history and the strength analyses of the simulated welding seams.
The calculation of phase transformation and phase volume fractions, the automatic mapping of weld filler metals, as well as the simulation of multi-layer welding complement the new features. Last but not least, the new release offers an improved calculation of contacts for process related gap formation during the welding process.