Simulation Based Development of Quick Plastic Forming
A computer assisted development technique for Quick Plastic Forming parts  is described, based on the simulation program PAM-STAMP . The technique allows thickness changes during forming to be accurately considered in the development process without physical trials. Process pressure cycles, which provide for maximal material formability, can be determined with a single simulation. The paper describes new program features, which reduce modeling effort and increase simulation accuracy. Various validation examples and industrial case studies are also presented, demonstrating current capabilities.