‘with over 30 years of metal pressings experience Curve offer a very technically proficient service.’
Our engineers including our founder owner Steve Hackett are all toolmaker trained. We treat stamping simulation as virtual try out rather than a simple reporting tool. Using this approach ensures the most robust process possible. If you have any issues with current production dies or newly delivered dies Curve can offer the very best in process optimisation ( line speed or scrap fall out ) and part quality / quality loop consultancy, all supported with in house stamping simulation services.
This is one of the things
we do best
pressed part feasibility
For pressed part feasibility we use AutoForm software on every single project we do from conception (feasibility data, using DieDesigner for blank-holder and addendum shape) to final validation of the die. What you run in your simulation must mimic, as closely as possible, what you are going to manufacture. That way, you get a robust process and correlation…. and there must always be correlation. The output we see from the virtual die (the digital master) must match what we see in reality.
Feasibility study of a hemming process is very important to understand the required pre-hem flange angle and trim line development. Curve engineering can provide this service with expert advice and predictions on assembled spring back and cosmetic issues created. We can offer early feasibility study without having an inner panel by generating a theoretical thickness or from full stamping output from auto form carrying over all the thinning and strains. Spring back prediction on the assembly and subsequent cosmetic concern predictions can also be made.
Try-out and manufacturing
Drawing on the other 3 disciplines that curve engineering specialises in Curve engineering offer the ideal resource to ensure the very best in technical consultancy and manufacturing .
Try-out and manufacturing
Utilising partners for design and manufacturing of progression, transfer, tandem, hand transfer dies, hemming anvils, jigs and fixtures for both measurement and assembly. If its full manufacture of dies, Production optimisation or die spotting Curve offer the solution.
Tool / Die design
Our designers have extensive experience and knowledge of customer requirements from all over the globe . Using VISI, CATIA, NX we can support both large and small projects.
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with engineering backup
Our experienced team of tool makers and draw specialists are ready to assist you team or take a project from die deslivery to part and die sign off from customer .Our experienced team of tool makers and draw specialists are ready to assist you team or take a project from die deslivery to part and die sign off from customer . We can support in U.K or overseas .
Our commissioning toolmakers have the backup of our engineering office to check any work with simulation prior to any irreversible work
Our toolmakers and draw specialists are experienced in conventional and skin panels in aluminium and steel , tandem tooling , transfer tooling and blanking dies
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