Simufact is a software producer located in Germany which develops numerical simulation software packages for the metal forming, joining, welding and additive manufacturing processes. Simufact is a MSC Software group company which is a part of Hexagon.

Simufact Forming is developed specifically for the metal forming industry and following processes can be simulated.

  • Cold, warm & hot forging
  • Profile rolling
  • Reducer rolling & cross-wedge rolling
  • Sheet forming
  • Ring rolling
  • Induction heating
  • Electro upsetting
  • Profile extrusion
  • Mechanical joining
    • Riveting
    • Clinching
  • Pressure welding
    • Resistance spot welding
    • Friction stir spot welding
    • Friction welding
  • Static loading
  • Heat treatment

Following parameters can be investigated by using Simufact Forming.

  • Forming force / torque
  • Workpiece:
    • Material flow
      • Fold formation
      • Under-filling
      • Flash distribution
      • Flow lines
    • Temperature distribution
    • Springback
    • Thickness change
    • Residual stress
    • Ductile fracture
    • Phase transformation
    • Hardness
    • Grain size
  • Tool:
    • Stress and deformation distribution
    • Temperature distribution
    • Wear distribution

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