Simulation and Additive Manufacturing Speed Tooling Design - Article - ANSYS Advantage - V12 I1

When tooling suppliers told Senior Flexonics engineers that considerable troubleshooting and cost would be required to validate tooling to manufacture finned tubes for a new compact liquid/air heat exchanger, they turned to ANSYS software. Employing ANSYS LS-DYNA to simulate the stamping operation allowed them to design a progressive die prototype right the first time. They were able to produce the tool at a 95 percent lower cost and in 75 percent less time than the best supplier quote.