"AniForm supports us in the tooling design process when we need to manufacture the more complex parts. The software is very user-friendly and equipped with an extensive and unique material database. The forming process simulations enable us to maximally utilise the potential of reinforced thermoplastics. The tool enables us to virtually visualise and analyse the process, providing our designers a more detailed view of all the events that occur inside a laminate during forming."
Josef KřenaCPC composite development, Latécoère Czech Republic
National Composites Centre
"The NCC has been using AniForm to conduct forming simulations for over 2 years and has found it to be user-friendly and accurate. The training and support that we have received has been equally excellent."
Simon WilkinsonEngD Research Engineer, National Composites Centre
Toray Advanced Composites
"Toray Advanced Composites is very pleased with the AniForm software. It allows our customers to reduce their development time for new products and applications considerably. As an early adopter of genuine AniForm material card availability, we collaborate continuously to expand the database with a combination of our newest and legacy Cetex® unidirectional and woven thermoplastic aerospace materials."
Scott UngerChief Technology Officer, Toray Advanced Composites
"Daher’s next generation composite parts require fibre steered blanks, which will be exposed to complex deformations during forming. Thanks to the material card availability, automatic mesh creation for curved fibre paths, and its outstanding simulation performance, AniForm is an essential software to predict the process and helps us reaching our innovation goals."
Thomas MagloireR&D Engineer at Daher
"We have worked with AniForm over the last years in a very professional, confident, and pleasant way. Their software tool and expertise enable us to assess quickly the processing feasibility of our material for customer specific process configurations. Thanks to that, DowDuPont and our customers get the most out of these materials within a reasonable time and at lower costs."
Craig NorreyTechnical Programs Manager at DowDuPont
Dutch Thermoplastic Components
"Thermoforming of composite laminates is a process where the actual forming takes place within a second. The AniForm software gives the opportunity to visualize the process accurately at every instant, giving you a better understanding of what actually happens, and hence contributes to a solution to overcome formability issues. These aspects are key in optimising processes and having the process and tools first time right."
Jeffrey VroemenR&D engineer at DTC
"AniForm successfully predicted the unique wrinkling and forming behaviors of several part designs and corresponding quasi-isotropic and anisotropic lay-ups during the thermoforming trials of a primary structural wing component. It is an absolutely critical tool in the design and optimization of thermoformed parts, and saves thousands in cash and man hours during process development."
Dustin CrossMaterials & Processes Engineer
"The AniForm simulation was so useful that it’s hard to imagine moving forward on complicated development projects in the future without this tool."
Ben Lamm Composites Engineering Manager
"In different projects that SABIC has run with TPRC, AniForm has performed material characterization and forming simulations. During this work it was clear that the people from AniForm understood both the science and practical aspects of forming simulation very well. As a result, we learned quite a lot on simulation of forming processes, helping SABIC to become a leader in support towards our customers."
Warden Schijve Chief Scientist Composites
Sirris Leuven-Gent Composites Application Lab
"AniForm Suite is a well-ordered and easy to use program, which enables us to set up a simulation model in one go without having any solvability issues. Correlations between predictions and composite forming trials in our laboratory were successful, giving us great confidence utilising AniForm in more projects. We would like to thank the AniForm support team who were instantly able to help us out in case of complex result interpretations."
Linde de Vriese & Bart Waeyenbergh Engineers
ThermoPlastic composites Research Center
"AniForm has proven itself as the absolute state-of-the-art forming and draping software for composite materials. Their software plays an important role in our engineering and research programmes as it helps us and our members better understand and predict the complex deformations of composite materials."
Wouter GrouveResearch operations leader at TPRC