To keep pace with the automotive industry, we have seats of Unigraphics, Ideas, & Catia V5 in house.  For those customers running different cad software, we are able to accept Iges, Step, Parasolids, JT, Smirt, Dwg, & Dxf formats.



A good quality stamping starts with quality data from the Cad department.  Our Cad department can start with your product, and will create a draw development using experienced people in a die shop environment.  Our expertise is not from sitting in an office, but from working with dies everyday.

We create the die faces and curves needed to create the NC programs.  We make sure our Cad data is built so the tooling reflects the customer standards including; creepage, trim bypass, trim shear, clearances, flange entry, etc.  Hercules not only creates this data for in house use, but also for outside shops.

When springback is an issue, Hercules Cad department will morph the die faces to a marked-up panel, scan, or sketches.  Hercules is also able to incorporate overcrown for those panels that collapse.  By putting the changes in on the Cad data, we can add the surfaces again if another move is needed, or modify new product in those areas if there is a product change.

Call us to learn of additional Cad applications, and how we can meet your specific needs.