Process modelling of metal forming operations

Manufacturing simulation

Manufacturing simulation helps  engineers gain an in-depth understanding of how their process performs and the resulting metallurgical properties following manufacture. By simulating their metals-based manufacturing processes, our clients have:

  • Increased innovation in new manufacturing processes
  • Created optimised rather than marginal processes
  • Reduced shop trials & development costs
  • Improved process design & less reliance on experience
  • Manufactured higher quality products and less scrap & rework
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Process modelling of metal forming operations can be an extremely cost-effective application of simulation

Metalforming, Machining and Heat Treatment Simulation

DEFORM enables designers to analyse metal and non-metallic forming, heat treatment, machining and mechanical joining processes to improve product quality and reduce manufacturing costs and lead time.

DEFORM is widley used due to its accuracy, ease-of-use and flexibility to simulate complex large deformation, themo-mechanical phenomena associated with manufacturing metal parts – from initial material preparation and furnance heating to final forming, machining and heat treatment.

For forming processes where the metal is exhibiting predominantly ‘fluid’ rather than ‘solid’ behaviour, we also call upon our in-house fluid dynamics specialists and Ansys CFD software.

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Customer stories – Metal forming & Heat Treatment


Microforming Simulation for Thermal Interface Materials at Alcatel-Lucent
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Cerro EMS

Case study: Significant Manufacturing Savings at Cerro EMS with DEFORM Software.
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STANLEY Engineered Fastening

Revolutionary Product Development with DEFORM-3D® at Stanley Engineered Fastening
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