Design Using NAGFORM
‘Auto Design of Tooling’
is being developed in the NAGFORM software program in order to reduce
the time required to design and draft tooling components and assemblies.
This module is being developed
in three phases:
1. Auto Design of Standard Tooling
Components – Automatic creation of dimensioned drawings of
standard tooling components.
2. Auto Design of Tooling Assemblies - Automatic creation of tooling
assemblies for various forming operations.
3. Link Design of Tooling Assemblies to Forming Sequence Design
Phase 1 and 2 has been completed,
and the Phase 3 is in process of completion. The software now contains
eighty-three tools in the Standard Tools Library that can be automatically
drafted. These include:
· Die Inserts
· Punch Inserts
· Punch Pins
· Trim dies / punches
· Spacers – fillers
· Die/ Punch casings
The goal is to increase the
number of standard tools to 500 and to give the user the ability
to add their own tools to the library.
The program has a tooling assembly
module that allows the user to create assemblies by bringing in
different tools. By setting up different constraints between the
tools, many of the assembly dimensions are determined automatically.
Once the assembly is complete, the .dxf drawings are generated automatically.