Blank Prediction & Analysis
BlankWorks provides SolidWorks users with a fully integrated tool for developing optimal blank shapes for complex sheet metal designs. It accounts for material stretch and deformation as well as bending and can flatten any SolidWorks geometry.
BlankWorks Features & Benefits
BlankWorks accurately calculates blank shapes in minutes reducing material cost and the number of trials in the blank die tryout stage.
Thickening & Thinning Analysis
In addition to blank development, BlankWorks also provides a contour plot indicating the thickening and thinning that results from the forming process. This tool can be used to assess the feasibility of a part for manufacturing. BlankWorks is specifically designed for estimators, tool and die designers, engineers and account managers.
- Fast and accurate blank shape generation
- Graphical display of material thinning and gathering addresses initial product and process feasibility
- Customizable materials database provides flexibility required to analyze virtually any component
- HTML-based report generation summarizes the process and provides valuable engineering data for quoting and estimating
In cases where SolidWorks is not able to accurately generate flat patterns of complex sheet metal parts, BlankWorks does the job.
Marc Bellavance, Internal Support/Product Improvement, DART Aerospace Ltd.