Logopress Releases Progressive Blank Companion SolidWorks SoftwareApril 1, 2012
Logopress Corp., along with its North American distributor and technical center, Accurate Die Design, Inc., has just released a new add-on to its SolidWorks-based Logopress3 software called Progressive Blank Companion.
"This new software is designed to allow metal stamping die designers to model the 3D complex-shaped intermediate stages of a progressively formed part in minutes instead of hours or days," said a company spokesperson. "The software works equally well whether the user is designing progressive dies, transfer dies, line dies or only using it to create the tooling for making prototypes."
"Die designers will be amazed to see how quickly they can partially 'unform' specific areas of a complex shaped model with Progressive Blank Companion, leaving the rest of the complex shape intact," said Ray Proeber, President of Accurate Die Design, Inc. "This part of the die design process has always been a real challenge for die designers in the past, especially with dirty models. A very interesting video of how quick and easy it is, can be found on the Accurate Die Design, Inc. website."
The software includes tools for constraining specific edges, faces or pilot holes and also allows the designer to lock the material in a specific direction. It includes a materials database with common material types included and the user can also add other materials to the database. Besides simplifying and speeding up the modeling of intermediate stages, Progressive Blank Companion also provides localized information about thinning and thickening as well as measuring stress and strain.
For more information contact:
Accurate Die Design, Inc.
12835 W. Verona Drive
New Berlin, WI 53151