PAM-STAMP: Full stamp value chain


This course focuses on the basic theoretical background for PAM-STAMP (element types, material data, boundary and initial conditions, contact definition …) and the practical aspects of stamp model creation (draw design, simulation). Participants learn to prepare models, run simulations, and evaluate results via the PAM-STAMP Graphical User Interface (PAM-DIEMAKER, PAM-QUIKSTAMP, and/or PAM-AUTOSTAMP).


CAE engineers, model designers, and experienced manufacturing engineers involved in the stamping process


Learn to perform a stamping simulation using the PAM-STAMP complete stamping solution which covers the entire tooling process, from quotation and die design to formability and try-out validation


Basic knowledge of the stamping process and of CAE software

Course content

Mandatory section (1 day):

  • Basic FEM (Finite Element Method) theory
  • Description of PAM-STAMPmodules and options
  • Graphical User Interface
  • File system description
  • Demo: full stamp value chain

Option 1: PAM-DIEMAKER module (1 day)

  • Introduction to PAM-DIEMAKER for rapid die design
  • Importing the surface and/or FE mesh data
  • Meshing with DeltaMesh and cleaning
  • Part preparation: tipping, flanges, holes,…
  • Geometry definition for the blank-holder
  • Addendum definition (standard or user-defined profiles)
  • Exporting the data in IGES/VDA format
  • Hands-on exercises:
    • Standard example
    • Symmetrical construction unit
    • Flange on compressor rods
    • Open head
    • Internal compressor rods
    • Re-engineering
    • Geometry adjustment
  • Discussion, Q&A

Option 2: PAM-QUIKSTAMP module (1 day)

  • Introduction to PAM-QUIKSTAMP for fast feasibility assessment
  • General Section: GUI particularities
  • Poor/Good mesh quality, multistage
  • Data setup
  • Simple examples
  • Results analysis (wrinkles, cracks, FLD…)
  • Scripting and Reporting
  • Discussion, Q&A

Option 3: PAM-AUTOSTAMP module (2 days)

  • Introduction to PAM-AUTOSTAMP simulation for production validation
  • General Section: GUI particularities
  • Inputs, contacts, multistage
  • Data setup
  • Simple examples
  • Results analysis (wrinkles, cracks, FLD…)
  • Scripting and Reporting
  • Blank redesign and drawbead, process improvements
  • Trimming
  • Springback computation (data setup, results evaluation)
  • Discussion, Q&A
Sheet Metal Forming
2-5 days (depending on options)