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Working in a new dimension

The task of a stage plan design is to bring the material from the blank into the shape of the formed part with as few forming steps as possible. A good stage plan design is characterized by the fact that the material is never locked in too much, i.e. must flow through narrow areas to fill unfilled areas. This leads to excessive tool loading and high wear. Likewise, a good stage plan design relies on minimal use of materials in order to minimize costs and the CO2 footprint of the product. The material flow simulation using FEM is an excellent tool today to make these relationships visible as early as the construction phase, but it requires a few loops to get the mass distribution right. To simplify the conception of the stadium, a new program from the Vera software family from the ERATZ engineering office is now being launched: VeraMASS. This program reads in the formats STEP, IGES, STL, VDAFS as well as Euclid Native and automatically creates the material distribution along the blank axis, or along the center line of a component made from a curved blank. The program is available for long forgings and a variant for the exact mass distribution of standing parts is in preparation.
You can purchase VeraMASS directly from our office in Dortmund or from our partners.


Download the latest version of VeraCAD here soon

Please contact us for an individual offer.



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TR-35040 Bornova, Izmir

Mert Aygen
Managing Director & Co-owner
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National Chung Hsing University
250, Kuokuang Road
TW-402 Taichung

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kuang-Jau Fann
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Phone: +886-4-22840433 ext. 401
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Cell: +86 137-95384256


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