DEFORM™, developed by Scientific Forming Technologies Corp. (SFTC), is the “state of the art” process simulation software for cold forming, warm and hot forging, rolling, extrusion, stamping, machining, mechanical joining and heat treatment. Designers, engineers and analysts use the software to predict shape, defects, stress, temperature, forming load, tool life, microstructure, distortion and much more. This information is critical to new product development or process troubleshooting.
DEFORM incorporates a powerful Multiple Operation (MO) interface for the automated simulation of entire manufacturing sequences. Existing projects can be reused as templates for new simulations, greatly reducing turnaround time for design iterations. A DOE/Optimization Module is available for the study of process and design variations using a range of powerful statistical tools. DOE methods gauge the impact of design parameters or process variations on system response. Optimization methods iteratively refine designs to find the optimum design or process. Advanced material modeling enhancements are being introduced into new and existing modules.