Are you talking about for example a deep drawing process?
If so an axisymmetric shell element might be a good idea ;-)
I was thinking that alright and I tried it but it wouldn't mesh for me I think, gave me an error that the mesh command wasn't valid with that element or somesuch. I'll try again tomorrow. I have the whole thing modelled as axisymmetric but with the blank as a plane element I couldn't even get it to nearly converge. Cheers for the help.