FORMING TECHNOLOGIES

Software For Stamping Estimation And Simulation

Founded in 1989, Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI®) is the world’s leading provider of software solutions for the design, feasibility, and costing of sheet metal components. FTI® has provided OEMs and suppliers in the automotive, aerospace, electronics, and appliance industries with innovative solutions designed to reduce development time and material costs.

Our leading edge technology enables our customers to immediately improve their balance sheet by reducing material and labour costs. FTI® solutions are sold through an international network of reseller partners around the world.


FTI offers the following applications:

3D Modelling

FASTBLANK

The Most Accurate and Most Recognized Real-Time Material Cost Reduction Tool for Estimators and Tool Engineers

CAD CAM Software

FASTFORM ADVANCED

The Most Accurate and ONLY Regenerative and Associative Formability Tool to Increase Productivity of Engineers by 70%

Mould & Die Software

FASTFORM MULTISTAGE

FASTFORM MultiStage evaluates and validates formability for parts made from multiple stamping operations.

Injection SimulationFASTINCREMENTAL

FASTIncremental is a user-friendly incremental analysis solution that provides a detailed virtual die tryout for users with limited FEM background. It offers many new advanced features such as automatic blank size, shape and location, automatic process setup, and automatic binder closing and wrap.

Electrode Manufacturing

FORMINGSUITE PROFESSIONAL

The most powerful stamping analysis tool for blank development, process design, and incremental simulation combines: FASTFORM Advanced, FASTFORM MultiStage, and FASTIncremental

This seamless scenario covers the entire process from quoting to process design to virtual prove-out with speed and efficiency not seen before.

Progressive Die Design

BLANKNEST

The Most Trusted Tool to determine optimal material usage through geometric nesting of blanks

Multi Slides Machines

PROGNEST

The Most Powerful nesting software to optimize progressive die nesting layout to improve material utilization and calculate costs

2D MachiningCOSTOPTIMIZER

The Material Cost Reduction Tool for Estimators, Product and Tool Engineers

Accurate  tool for RFQ generation; on average 24% of RFQs are late, material cost calculation, in minutes, accounting for processing and tooling constraints on coil layouts. Identifies critical product and process design changes to yield a 5-15% material cost reduction

3D Machining

COSTOPTIMIZER ADVANCED

The Material Cost Reduction Tool for Estimators, Product and Tool Engineers

Identifies critical product and process design changes to yield a 5-15% material cost reduction. The ONLY Regenerative Forming Feasibility and Associated Costing solution; the result is 70% productivity improvement in evaluating multiple costing scenarios Identifies 90% of forming feasibility issues within minutes, to substantially reduce financial risks and draw die development time

5 Axis MachinigPROCESS PLANNER

Process Planner is a stamping Knowledge Based System for process planning and die cost estimation. The system processes parts made in progressive, transfer and tandem presses.