Events|March 31, 2014 10:25 am

ESI Group Event – Forming the Future of Sheet Metal


Tuesday 29th April 2014

09:30 – 16:00



GTG West Midlands, Wolverhampton


To Register


With increased pressure to produce more complex parts, improve quality, reduce costs and the drive for lightweight products; OEMS, manufacturers of tooling, along with suppliers to the aerospace and automotive industry are investigating cutting edge simulation tools and processes to enhance their capabilities; including cost estimation, robust die generation, hot forming and superplastic forming.

This is a free, one day, seminar open to the sheet metal forming community. Attendees will hear from industry leaders, academic institutes at the forefront of research and experts in simulation tools with a view to faster and enhanced results delivering major business benefits.

Topics will include:

Superplastic Forming

Designing the process to maximise the potential of these expensive materials.

Hot Forming

Addressing the need for strength in lightweight materials as demanded by the automotive and aerospace industries

Cold Forming (Hemming, Ironing)

Utilising simulation to accelerate the development process and reduce cost by avoiding fixtures, programming and tests during the prototype phase and pilot series.

Die Face Designing

Address increasing die face design challenges through advanced forming simulation

  • Quenching
  • Springback
  • Part distortion
  • Spotting of the die face


The future of Sheet Metal Forming

  • Weight reduction
  • Increased strength
  • Cost estimation


Chaining sheet metal forming with the manufacturing process including welding (Virtual Body Shop) and crash/NVH and durability simulations for digital performance assessment.

With over 40 years’ experience; ESI, with industry partners, have developed solutions to overcome manufacturing challenges and will share with attendees the solutions created along with future developments in sheet metal forming.

Contact Details:

Hannah Amiss

01543 397 900

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