DEFORM

Multiphysics process modeling

Multiphysics with DEFORM

DEFORM is specifically designed to simulate cold, warm and hot manufacturing operations for preform optimization, tooling and product development, process troubleshooting and die stress analysis. Typical applications include forming, heat treatment and machining.

Developed by SFTC, automatic remeshing capabilities and robust non-linear solvers enable extremely large deformation material flow and coupled thermal behavior to be simulated efficiently and accurately – often beyond the capabilities of general-purpose FEA codes.

DEFORM is used by major aerospace, automotive, industrial equipment, bio-medical and nuclear companies, together with their supply chains and leading research institutions.

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DEFORM software enables designers to analyze metal and non-metallic forming, heat treatment, machining and mechanical joining processes

Deform Manufacturing Process Chain

Understanding your entire process chain

Advanced simulation capabilities for phase transformation, ductile fracture, micro-structural evolution, machining distortion and chip morphology enable the entire manufacturing chain to be studied – from ingot conversion, through forming, machining and heat treatment, to final product installation. From this insight, you can identify process improvements to maximize quality and efficiency.

Workflow wizards, with standard material and tooling libraries, support the simulation of typical manufacturing operations with minimum training. Experienced users can also incorporate custom constitutive, fracture and micro-structural models, press specifications and non-metallic materials.

DEFORM comprises a range of 2D, 3D and process-specific software products to suit the application, together with a Premier bundled option for advanced users and universities. DEFORM Forming & Additional Modules offer a range of additional productivity capabilities, including inverse heat transfer coefficient calculations, Design of Experiments and advanced material data prediction.

DEFORM simulation solutions

Metal forming

DEFORM can simulate forging, extrusion, rolling, drawing, spinning and any other hot, warm or cold manufacturing process involving large deformation.

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Heat Treatment & Microstructure

DEFORM simulates thermal, mechanical and metallurgical responses of parts during forming and heat treatment, including phase transformation and recrystallisation.

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Machining

DEFORM is used to simulate and optimize milling, drilling, turning, tapping and other machining processes while predicting product distortion due to material removal.

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Mechanical Joining

Robust capabilities for large plastic deformation of multiple contacting parts make DEFORM an ideal solution for challenging metal plasticity problems.

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Customer stories for DEFORM

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Alcatel-Lucent

Microforming Simulation for Thermal Interface Materials at Alcatel-Lucent
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Industrial Machinery
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Cerro EMS

Case study: Significant Manufacturing Savings at Cerro EMS with DEFORM Software.
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Industrial Machinery
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IMI Yorkshire Fittings

Cold Forming Simulation & Die Stress Analysis of Brass Plumbing Components
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Consumer Products
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STANLEY Engineered Fastening

Revolutionary Product Development with DEFORM-3D® at Stanley Engineered Fastening
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