What's New in Simufact Forming 2021

News ID    PN255
Status:    Published
Published date:    04/06/2021
Updated:    04/23/2021
Reported In:   Simufact - Simufact Forming
Created with Version:   Simufact (2021) (Simufact Forming)




Simufact Forming is an established software solution for the simulation of forming manufacturing processes. The software covers all essential areas of forming technology: forging, cold forming, sheet metal forming, all rolling processes, open die forging and mechanical joining. Simufact Forming provides support in microstructure simulation, calculation of die load, material flow and prediction of material properties in the course of conventional and inductive heat treatment. Furthermore, thermo-mechanical joining methods of pressure welding are also supported.

MSC Software is pleased to announce the release of Simufact Forming 2021!

The latest version of the Simufact metal forming simulation solution offers tremendous improvements in software speed, stability and ease of use, so that we claim this version is our fastest and most stable version ever!

Release Highlights

The 5 top new features in Simufact Forming 2021 are:

  • Significantly faster calculation with the same accuracy thanks to new tetreahedral elements, new finite volume solver and a new time step control option:
    Simufact Forming 2021 provides our user with several new improvements, that significantly increase the calculation speed of his process simulation. A new tetrahedral element for meshing has been developed, which makes the simulation up to 2.8x faster speed compared with the previous tetrahedral elements. A new finite volume method (FVM) solver has been developed. It especifically targets hot forming processes and is up to 1.5x times faster than the existing FVM solver. Also a new time step control option has been implemented, giving the user a speed gain of 40%-70%.

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  • New damage model assistance serves for increased accuracy:
    Simufact introduces an assistant for damage modelling in Simufact Forming 2021. It convinces by its ease of use and the user benefits from increasing accuracy. The damage model for itself can have an enormous impact on the accuracy predicting the damage occurrence as well as the force progression. The creation of a damage model in the simulation has been very difficult and therefore has been neglected in the simulation. In Simufact Forming 2021, the user enters the damage characteristics from experiments, including equivalent strain and the averaged Lode angle at failure. The new damage modelling assistant automatically calculates, generates and calibrates the damage model’s parameters. Finally, the user benefits from the newly generated damage model, which enables accurate calculations in the future.

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  • First approach to predict properties under loads:
    With Simufact Forming 2021, after process simulation, the user looks forward to structure simulation with basic functionalities. The structural simulation helps him, among other things, to determine the maximum load before the component fails and the force progression of a dynamic load. In addition, with this new feature, the user has the possibility to simulate new process types, such as hydroforming.

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  • Result transfer to and from 3rd party product by the MpCCI Mapper
    Thanks to this new feature, the user can transfer his process simulation results from the software into any format by the help of the MpCCI Mapper interface. It provides advanced and robust methods to map, compare and transfer simulation results and experimental data in integrated simulation workflows. Thus, the user benefits from the capability to transfer his results from 3rd party products prior to Simufact Forming and afterwards.

Apart from these improvements, we have also imporved/modernized the product icons, the splash screen, and the product window within the software:

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