Tooling and fixture design

Stamping die design

Automate the design of complex stamping dies using advanced capabilities, including a digital representation of the press line and modeling the sheet metal shape as it leaves each press.

Design accurate stamped parts

Rapidly create and manipulate complex vehicle body panels with our advanced design and modeling tools. In addition, you can work with data imported from other CAD systems. 

Quickly model sheet metal parts for high-precision automotive applications, easily update models to design changes, and document designs to optimize manufacturing performance.

Visual of stamping die design.

Quickly evaluate die face designs

Evaluate the feasibility of forming parts for high-precision die face designs by using advanced design and analysis tools.

Prepare accurate digital models of the sheet metal to account for draw, trim and flange elements of the die process. 

Analyze formability and account for stress, strain and thinning. Predict and compensate for spring break using functions for overgrown, overbend and wall deformation.

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Rapidly design die structures

Drive end-to-end automation with the design of die structures with advanced features for castings, trim steel, associated scrap cutters, flange steel, draw punch, upper draw die, lower binder, upper pad, lower post and steel inserts. 

Predict stress, strain and deflection under a given forming load, and evaluate the die structure for adequate stiffness.

Visual about rapid design die structures.

Validate stamping die designs

Leverage NX, which incorporates automated tools for virtual tests and simulations. 

Predict deformation and deviation under a specified formation load and evaluate if the structure of the die has the appropriate rigidity.  

Simulate the expected operation of the die assembly to check for internal interference and collision conditions.

Visual about validating stamping die designs.

Plan the complete die-cutting operation

Use a complete set of tools for defining die operation lineup (DOL) and optimizing line efficiency to ensure production targets are achieved.  

Generate process models for each station of the press line and determine which areas of the part are to be formed, flanged and trimmed. Determine the location of holes and tip the part into the right position.

Visual about the die-cutting operation.
case study

JK Machining

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Case Study

Automation helps a machine shop thrive in a competitive marketplace

Company:JK Machining

Industry:Automotive & transportation

Location:Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

Siemens Software:NX