AutoForm Launches Ecommerce Solution and starts Partnership with StampingSimulation

Zurich, Switzerland, May 29, 2007: AutoForm Engineering GmbH, the leading supplier of software solutions for the sheet metal forming industry, has announced the launch of its new E-commerce solution, in partnership with has been launched to target the needs of small and mid-sized enterprises worldwide, and promotes the benefits of simulation technology to the stamping industry.

Simulation is becoming increasingly important given the shift in strategy by the large automotives towards just-in-time manufacturing and shorter supply lines. Suppliers are now expected to take more responsibility, provide higher standards of output and work closer with their customer, whilst simultaneously providing price reductions. The new platform marks an expansion by AutoForm into the small and mid-sized market through its partner and features a mix of both software products and online engineering services:

Software products (provided by AutoForm):

EasyBlank calculates blank shapes and material costs, and optimizes material yield. The application is free to download and use, and reports can be purchase online. EasyBlank rapidly calculates the developed blank outline from CAD geometry and determines the optimal nesting layout, using the well known AutoForm-OneStep simulation technology. The reports contain detailed information on material consumption, thinning distribution of the part, blank outline and optimal nesting layout. The benefits for the user are early cost analysis, minimization of material costs, usage and scrap.

Engineering services (provided by

SimulateLite allows customers to test their die face design, and correct identified problems before production.

SimulateComplete gives customers a complete process development, starting from the product design geometry.

Both SimulateLite and SimulateComplete are provided as online engineering services.

Mr. Andrew Bliesner, Operations Director of said: “Our partnership with AutoForm is an excellent opportunity to provide our customers with a new and unique combination of advanced simulation technology. Having unified products and services online, we are available to our customers at any time and from any location.”

Dr. Markus Thomma, AutoForm’s Director of Marketing stated: “Our products and engineering services are now available online and our partnership with brings the benefits of our technology to the wider industry. The best suppliers are focused on process excellence and our simulation technology can help by proving the design and eliminating errors before production.”

About solves sheet metal forming problems by using simulation to identify where a forming process is predicted to fail. Identified problems are solved in the virtual environment before any tool steel is cut. For detailed information, visit

About AutoForm Engineering AutoForm was founded in 1995 in Zurich, Switzerland. Since then, AutoForm has grown continuously and rapidly, and the company is now recognized as the leading provider of software solutions for die design and sheet metal forming simulation. For detailed information visit and