To reduce the cost of finite element analyses for sheet forming, a 3D hybrid membrane/shell method has been developed to study the springback of anisotropic sheet metals. In the hybrid method, the bending strains and stresses were analytically calculated as post-processing, using incremental shapes of the sheet obtained previously from the membrane finite element analysis. To calculate springback, a shell finite element model was used to unload the final shape of the sheet obtained from the membrane code and the stresses and strains that were calculated analytically. For verification, the hybrid method was applied to predict the springback of a 2036-T4 aluminum square blank formed into a cylindrical cup. The springback predictions obtained with the hybrid method was in good agreement with results obtained using a full shell model to simulate both loading and unloading and the experimentally measured data. The CPU time saving with the hybrid method, over the full shell model, was 75% for the punch stretching problem.