ESI Group launches Die Starter sheet forming simulation software

ESI Group’s Die Starter is said to enable die face designers to reduce the number of iterations needed to establish a feasible tool design. The solution automatically designs the first complete die face, including binder, addendum, bead centreline and blank contour. It performs an automatic series of simulations, in order to find the best compromise between feasibility (no cracks) and minimal material consumption (lowest piece price), by adjusting binder shape, draw-bead values and addendum geometry.

The die face design and feasibility check is completed in a few minutes, says ESI Group. Subsequently, the Die Starter die face geometry can be modified directly in the ESI Pam-Stamp die face design module or loaded into any CAD system for manual modifications and improvements.

Die Starter operates with visual displays and is integrated in ESI’s CATIA V5 and VISUAL-based die face design modules.