Tribology, friction and lubrication play a key-role in achieving high quality metal formed products. To obtain reliable and realistic simulation results, it is therefore critical to accurately account for these effects in metal forming simulations. TriboForm is the enabling software solution.
Accurate description of tribology, friction and lubrication in metal forming simulations
TriboForm replaces the commonly used constant coefficient of friction in metal forming simulations with extensive and highly accurate friction data. It enables the accurate simulation of friction conditions between the sheet, lubricant, and tooling combination used in actual production by accounting for the actual material and lubricant properties, surface characteristics and process conditions.
Improved simulation accuracy of critical quality factors
Tribology and friction have a high-impact on the accuracy of metal forming simulations. Using TriboForm, critical product quality factors like springback, draw-in, splits or wrinkling can be simulated with increased accuracy and confidence. TriboForm empowers our customers to strongly improve simulation accuracy throughout the development process.
Enriched high-impact simulation functionalities
TriboForm enriches metal forming simulation functionalities by accounting for critical tribology factors. It enables simulating friction for a defined type of sheet material, lubricant and tooling material. Moreover, it enables simulating the robustness of metal forming processes more realistically by varying the sheet roughness, tooling roughness or lubrication amount as faced in actual production.