AutoForm

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AutoForm Engineering GmbH
Type GmbH
Industry Software development
Founded 1995
Headquarters Neerach, Schweiz
Key people Waldemar Kubli
(Founder and CEO)
Products Software
Employees >200 (2008)
Website www.autoform.com

AutoForm Engineering GmbH located in Neerach is a Swiss software developer. The company develops and markets software products for the die making and sheet metal forming industry. This covers product manufacturability, tool and material cost calculation, die face design and virtual process optimization. In this field the company had in 2009 a market share of 50 to 60 percent,[1] and in 2008 of the largest 20 automotive OEMs and most of their suppliers were using AutoForm.[2]

1995 the company emerged as a Spin-off from the Eidgenössischen Technische Hochschule Zürich. There, the development of the simulation software started 1990 - the disseration of founder Waldemar Kubli. Subsequently, the company created subsidiaries in Europe, North America and Asia.

Products[edit]

The main product is AutoForm with various modules running either stand-alone or integrated into CATIA and/or NX.[3]

Industry and research partnerships[edit]

AutoForm is involved in joint development projects for sheet metal forming with automobile manufacturers, automotive suppliers and universities:

AutoForm also has cooperative agreements with the CAD suppliers (Dassault Systèmes, Siemens PLM Software), and links its technology to the CAD environments (CATIA V5 and NX (Unigraphics).

In addition, the company is involved in cooperation projects with the CAD/CAM suppliers Missler Software and Tebis for integrating AutoForm software technology in their CAD/CAM tool and die software.

References[edit]

  1. ^ SVC Swiss Venture Club, 11. März 2009
  2. ^ Handelszeitung, 21. Oktober 2008
  3. ^ "AutoForm System Requirements".