Zurich, Switzerland, December 12, 2007: AutoForm Engineering GmbH, the leading supplier of software solutions for the sheet metal forming industry, has unveiled AutoForm-CostCalculator to major OEMs and suppliers. This software enables rapid and transparent production sequence definition and the calculation of all tooling and material costs associated with the production of automotive body parts.
AutoForm has unveiled AutoForm-CostCalculator, one of
its latest software solutions, to major OEMs and suppliers. The promotion
This successful introduction is a result of the immediate benefits recognized by the users in the planning and tooling departments. They have been supplied with a powerful push-button solution for tool cost calculation. The tedious Excel-based worksheets, manually created data to describe the sheet metal part, subjective judgments on cost calculation, lack of transparency and result reproducibility have now been replaced by an elegant, easy-to-use software for all planning tasks associated with the production of sheet metal parts.
Dr. Volker Steininger, COO of AutoForm Engineering stated: “The successful acceptance of our new software module AutoForm-CostCalculator is highly motivating for AutoForm. Once again, we have managed to offer our customers an innovative software solution that will optimize their daily workflow. This reaffirms that AutoForm is the acknowledged industry standard at every major automotive OEM and at leading suppliers of tooling, stampings and materials worldwide.”
AutoForm’s approach for calculating tooling costs is completely new: it starts from the product geometry, automatically identifies part details, and then determines the required manufacturing process and tooling costs with a minimum of user inputs. Its tremendous speed not only allows one to perform cost calculation much faster, but it also allows one for the first time to systematically evaluate multiple, alternative manufacturing concepts and to determine a cost-optimized manufacturing process.
About AutoForm Engineering
AutoForm Engineering develops and markets specialized die face design
and simulation software for the automotive and sheet metal forming industries.
With all of the Top 20 automobile producers and customers, AutoForm is
recognized as the number one provider of software for product formability, die
face design and virtual tryouts to the global automotive industry. AutoForm
offices are located in Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Spain,
Italy, USA, Mexico, India, China,
Dr. Markus Thomma, Director of Marketing
AutoForm Engineering GmbH
Phone: +41 43 444 61 61
Fax: +41 43 444 61 62