BRP is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorized recreational vehicles. The project involved the modification of an aesthetic exhaust tip, currently manufactured in die-cast aluminum, into a stamped sheet metal part. Lx Sim mandate was to change the aesthetic features of the part to make it manufacturable by stamping.
To do so, a metal forming simulation, using HyperForm software, was used. It allows verification of the formability of a part by simulating the process and giving information about the thinning of the material, residual stresses, as well as areas prone to tears and wrinkles, if applicable. Using this tool, an iterative simulation/modification method was used to converge towards a manufacturable part in production.