Press Release


3DQuickForm with Blank Holder Feature and DrawBead Boundary Condition

Hong Kong, March 22, 2016 – 3D QuickTools Ltd. today announced the release of 3DQuickForm Version 3.3.0 to the international stamping market. With more Tooling Designers using SolidWorks products than ever, there has been a demand in the metal stamping industry to invest in sophisticated blank development software to simulate the complex metal forming process for die making. 3DQuickForm V3.3.0 enables Tooling Designers to apply blank holder force and drawbead boundary condition to produce a more realistic result from their CAE simulation.

3DQuickForm V3.3.0 has two major enhancements, the blank holder feature and the drawbead boundary condition. The blank holder feature enables the application of blank holder force onto the forming part. The drawbead boundary condition allows user to define a region with different material flow parameters within the blank holder region by using the drawbead restraining force. With these 2 new features, die designers can perform a more accurate prediction from their CAE simulation using the 3DQuickForm software. 3DQuickForm Version 3.3.0 is available immediately to all existing 3DQuickForm users with current subscription service. The new blank holder feature and drawbead boundary condition are only available in the 3DQuickForm Professional version.

About 3D QuickTools Limited
3D QuickTools Limited is the developer of 3DQuickPress, and 3DQuickForm. These applications provide the most advanced and comprehensive 3D progressive die design solution in the SOLIDWORKS environment. All products are supported by leading industrial support partners in major countries. For further information, visit www.3dquicktools.com.

About ESI Group
ESI Group is a pioneer and world-leading provider of digital simulation software for prototyping and manufacturing processes that take into account the physics of materials. ESI Group has developed an entire suite of coherent, industry oriented applications to realistically simulate a product’s behavior during testing, to fine-tune the manufacturing processes in accordance with the desired product performance, and to evaluate the environment’s impact on product usage. ESI Group’s products, which have a proven track record in manufacturing and have been combined in multi-trade value chains, represent a unique collaborative, virtual engineering solution, known as the Virtual Try-Out Space (VTOS), enabling virtual prototypes to be improved in a continuous manner. By drastically reducing costs and development lead times, VTOS solutions offer major competitive advantages by progressively eliminating the need for physical prototypes. ESI Group is listed on the Nouveau Marché of Euronext Paris, and generated sales of €60m in 2004. The company employs almost 500 high-level specialists worldwide, and covers more than 30 countries. For further information, visit www.esi-group.com.

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