Appraisal of CAD/CAE systems for the conceptual design of stamping tools – part I: the software functionalities

António José Freire Mourão, António Manuel Flores Romão de Azevedo Gonçalves Coelho

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Abstract

With the increasing complexity of the design of stamped sheet metal parts, and with market demanding faster lead times, the use of efficient computational tools is a must for tool manufacturers. This paper seeks to analyze the potential for the application of CAD/CAE software in the design of stamping tools, particularly during the conceptual phase, where the decisions are more relevant in terms of costs. Distinct software packages are analysed based on their functional features and on the type of applications that they fit best. This comparative analysis was initially supported on commercially available information, and on scientific publications. Since the objective of the selection of software is the appropriateness for stamping tool manufacturers, the analysis takes into account the followings issues: the kind of parts to stamp, the kind of stamping tool to be used, and the functions that should be performed by the software.
Original languageUnknown
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference ModTech
Pages885-888
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
EventModTech 2012 -
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …

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ConferenceModTech 2012
Period1/01/12 → …

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Mourão, A. J. F., & Coelho, A. M. F. R. D. A. G. (2012). Appraisal of CAD/CAE systems for the conceptual design of stamping tools – part I: the software functionalities . In Proceedings of the International Conference ModTech (pp. 885-888)