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SUV Rear Lower Control Arm Forming

Simulation of a multi-stage forming process for a large rear suspension component, modelled in HyperMesh and solved with LS-Dyna before any tooling was produced. Part and process can be carefully examined at each forming stage: dies can be hidden to see inside a tool to monitor blank movement during forming. Stress, strain, or thickness change (shown) solution parameters can also be plotted during simulations.