Simulate freeform bending and create CNC data
Just like its sibling program Kolli, FreeformManager simulates the bending process on one or more virtual bending machines.
It detects any potential collision between the tube and the machine or itself, and automatically alters the process in such a way that the optimal bending sequence is found, in order for the tube to be bent without any collision, provided of course that the tube actually can be bent.
Spline Curves: Import & Manual Creation
Support of Combination Tools
Set-Actual Comparison and Correction of CNC Data
Feasibility Analysis & 3D Simulation
Easy Customization of Machine Model & Environment
In addition, you can model the surrounding objects, obstacles and walls that could potentially cause collisions with the machine or the bending tube during the bending process. You can do the measurement and modeling of the machine yourself or commission 3R to do it.
The King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture (Ithra) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, is certainly one of the world’s unique buildings with an extraordinary facade. It consists of about 60,000 stainless steel tubes. Fitted together, they wrap around the building with a combined length of more than 360 kilometers.
Each tube consists of round or oval profiles with its own 3D shape with dimensions between L: 6000 mm x W: 2500mm x H: 1500mm and individual twists.
Freeform Manager was used for this extraordinary project to bend the material as designed by the architects with Dynobend’s bending machines.