Simufact Forming 14 provides a graphical user interface that simplifies modelling and evaluation of simulation results. A new function is the pressure welding module which enables the simulation of joining processes by pressure and heat.
The software provides simulation of joining processes such as self-piercing-riveting, punch riveting and tensile tests. Another new function, the Joining Optimizer, offers an additional tool that is mainly used in automotive assembly.
Pressure welding processes assist in the simulation of mechanical-thermal processes and typical methods are resistance spot welding and friction spot welding. For cold forming, the projection welding process can be simulated to provide valuable indications for the optimum development of the weld projections on work pieces.