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Available Versions of QForm

QForm V8

QForm V8 is the flagship software of QuantorForm. It has the ability to simulate almost any kind of forging imaginable. From conventional hot/warm/cold closed die forging to ring rolling and cross wedge rolling, QForm 2D/3D does it all.

QForm V8 64-bit

QForm2D/3D 64-bit is an even more powerful version of QForm that is designed to run on 64-bit Windows operating systems. Because of the limitations of Windows 32 bit systems, simulations running at 32 bits are limited to 2 gigabytes of RAM per processor and therefore simulations are limited to a maximum of about 100,000 nodes. QForm2D/3D 64-bit can access up to 20 gigabytes of RAM and can handle much larger, complex simulations of over 300,000 nodes. Also, because of the increased processing speed, simulations run faster on 64-bit sytems.

QForm V8 Lite

QForm Lite is a less expensive version of QForm V8 that has all the functionality of the full version, but is limited to 30,000 nodes. QForm Lite is ideally suited to producers of parts that can be simulated in a section. Upset forgers, cold headers, or fastener manufactures are ideal candidates for QForm Lite.

QForm 2D

QForm 2D can simulate any axi-symmetric forging that can be represented by revolving a 2D profile 360 degrees around the center axis. Typical 2D parts are flanges, hubs, gear blanks and engine valves.


QForm-Extrusion is a single program that integrates all the features required for analysis and optimization of the most complicated extrusion processes. It is used for simulation of solid, semi-hollow and hollow profiles as well as extrusion through multi-hole dies. The extruded material can be aluminum alloys, brass, steel or other metals.

QForm Microstructure

QForm's Microstructural module allows the prediction of grain size and the fraction of recrystallized grains in forged superalloys. It works even when the billet is subject to many blows with short pauses between them such as in hammer forging. The process chain may also include several re-heats.

QForm Heat Treat

The new QForm Heat Treat simulation module, which uses the well-proven system of phase transformation during quenching of steels developed by GMT Berlin mbH, integrates with the simulation of cooling in QForm3D. The program can predict the phase constitution as well as hardness and ultimate tensile stress and shows the distribution of these parameters over the surface and in cross cuts. The heat treat module can be used integrated with QForm or as a stand alone module.

QForm-Extrusion Die Designer

QForm-Extrusion Die Designer (QExDD) is an automated system for 3D design of dies, mandrels and other parts of the tooling set for extrusion of aluminum hollow and solid profiles. This system helps create the solid model of a tooling set step-by-step using special parametric design tools. The user controls the design process by specifying the geometry and basic dimensions of the model. This automated design process is several times faster than conventional die design.