Automotive

Virtual engineering at the heart of the automotive industry

FOR FORGED COMPONENTS

Transvalor offers key simulation solutions to design “first-time-right” parts. Our virtual engineering solutions help shorten your time-to-market, improve product and manufacturing quality, and reduce material needs.

FORGE® is a simulation software dedicated to hot, warm and cold forging processes.

FOR CASTED COMPONENTS

TRANSVALOR THERCAST® proposes an innovative simulation solution for casting of metal parts. Our virtual engineering software allows for quick and accurate analysis of your manufacturing process, from the initial casting to the end of solidification. Our simulation solutions allow you to predict manufacturing defects of all sorts and produce high-quality components to meet your deadline and financial goals.

THERCAST® is a software dedicated to the simulation of continuous casting processes, ingot casting and foundry processes.

FOR POLYURETHANE FOAM COMPONENTS

TRANSVALOR REM3D® simulation software is particularly effective at simulating the chemical foaming process of polyurethane foam used for the production of interior automotive parts like steering wheels, car seats and acoustic panels.

REM3D® is the simulation solution for complex 3D designs, and specifically for polyurethane foam expansion

FOR WELDED METAL COMPONENTS

TRANSVALOR TRANSWELD® virtual engineering software is dedicated to welding processes including laser welding, Mig/Mag or Tig welding, with or without filler material, as well as spot welding. You can predict recurring distortion issues, induced residual stresses and metallurgical transformation in the heat affected zones. TRANSWELD® will be your go-to tool to determine the best rates and most adequate welding diagrams to optimize the cycle time of automatic installations.

TRANSWELD® is a numerical simulation software that predicts the thermomechanical behavior of an assembly during a welding process. The software also makes it possible to address the problems of mechanical strength of welded joints.

FOR HEAT TREATMENT OF METAL PARTS

TRANSVALOR SIMHEAT® simulation solution is dedicated to heat treatment for a wide range of metal alloys. Whether your automotive components are forged, molded, welded or even machined, the heat treatment step is essential to ensure mechanical properties that meet your customers' requirements. SIMHEAT® makes it possible to address both heat treatments in the mass (quenching, annealing, tempering, etc.) and surface heat treatments (carburizing, nitriding, etc.).

SIMHEAT® simulates the heat treatment processes of metal alloys. It provides a clear vision of the observed distortions on parts, residual stresses and microstructural evolution. It will help you resolve the problems of mechanical strength of welded joints.

I have trusted Transvalor FORGE® simulation software for over 25 years and consider it to be an essential engineering tool for developing forge tooling and products. FORGE® is recognized globally as the best software for aluminum forging simulation and due to the accuracy, support and commitment to continuous innovation. Most aluminum forge defects are small - less than 5mm in length or depth - the mesh size required to detect a small defect is just as small. This small element requires lengthy simulation time and FORGE® delivers timely, accurate solutions that the competition cannot. Transvalor America’s support and training teams include engineers and metallurgists who have experience in the forging industry and provide an end-user perspective. With their unique experience and background, they connect with our team and understand what’s needed to get the job done. We have always accepted and welcomed their training insights and continue to lean on them for ongoing support.

George Carroll, Engineering Manager at Nippon Light Metal Georgia