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ARGUS – Optical Sheet Metal Forming Analysis

Sheet Metal Forming Analysis Software

ARGUS sheet metal forming analysis software Sensor

ARGUS Measurement Sensor

The ARGUS Sheet Metal Forming Analysis software provides full field material characterization, forming limit diagram determination, and CAD/FEA comparison.

The entire measuring, evaluation and documentation process is built on an easy, safe and fast workflow utilizing a well-designed graphical user interface for easy navigation of tools and step by step guidance through the measurement procedure. This software is used by engineers and scientists as well as technicians and inspectors.

The software is a key tool in the optimization of the sheet metal forming process and the verification of numerical forming simulations and has been proven to cut die tryout times by more than half.

Features and Benefits

  • Automatic calculation of 3D surface coordinates, major and minor strain and thickness reduction.
  • Calculation of the stress values based upon Flow Curve.
  • Import of CAD, deviation of CAD to measurement data.
  • Multi-stage measurements.
  • Forming Limit Diagram (FLD Curve).
  • Forming Limit Curve (FLC Curve).

Forming Limit Diagram

  • Import functionality for Forming Limit Curves.
  • Visualization of measuring results in Forming Limit Diagram.
  • Determination of forming limit curve based upon ISO 12004.
  • Section based evaluation.
  • Evaluation of complete measurement series.


sheet metal forming analysis software results

ARGUS system Sheet Metal Forming Analysis results

  • Integrate in existing testing and measuring workflows including test machines and data acquisition systems.
  • Link with existing evaluation strategies and Adapt to any measuring and evaluation task.
  • Integrated in standard process chains through versatile import and export capabilities.
  • All result data are exported in standard or free definable formats.
  • All workflows are available for automated use with a record and play procedure.
  • Scripting interface allows new analysis models to be easily added to the standard evaluation.


  • Registration of the captured data into predefined coordinate systems or into predefined geometrical elements (primitives).
  • Display of the calculated values in z-axis for a simple comparison to FEM data.
  • Registration to CAD or STL.
  • Combination of multiple measurement areas.

Documentation and Reporting

  • Result data overlay on captured images.
  • Export of results (ASCII, movies, images).
  • Free Viewer to share results, reports and data analysis.
  • Extensive reporting capabilities which allow the integration of graphical diagrams, captured images and section diagrams.


  • Aerospace: composite & advanced material studies.
  • Automotive: manufacturing quality analysis & FEM confirmation.
  • Sheet Metal Stamping.
  • Tool and Die Making.

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