Precision Engineering Workforce Skills Qualifications (PE WSQ): Advanced Metal Forming and Casting Technology (SPUR-Approved)

Date: 24 Feb 2009 - 28 May 2009

Venue: Auditorium, Level 3, Tower Block, SIMTech

For enquiries on new classes, please contact Steven at 6793 8478  or email

Bulk forming and casting are some of the principal processes for producing metal components in a wide range of engineering applications. This course will provide participants with better understanding of advanced, high quality forming and casting methods for bulk metals and will offer opportunities for hands-on experience in some of these technologies.

The course also covers forming technologies in manufacturing bulk-metal components including cold forging and cold rotary forming of light metal and steels, FEM simulation technology, heat treatment and metallurgy for bulk metal forming as well as casting technologies used on aluminium alloys. Participants will gain insight into achieving high accuracy and quality in formed components, material performance, process characteristics and manufacturing cost.  The course will include hands on experiments, operation and study on the equipments available in SIMTech.

Course Outline
1. Fundamentals of bulk metal forming
2. Cold forging
3. Cold form rolling and flow forming
4. Computer Aided Engineering simulation for metal forming
5. Metallurgy and heat treatment for bulk metal forming
6. Casting of aluminium alloys

Who Should Attend
Managers, assistant managers, engineers, executives and technologists from the precision engineering, electronics, automotive, and aerospace industries.

Course Leaders
Dr A Danno, Dr T Muramatsu, Dr Wong Chow Cher, Dr YingYot, Mr Steven Tong and Dr A Jarfors. 

Pre-registration for the course is necessary. Fee inclusive of course material, buffet dinner (halal) and refreshments.

Closing Date
30 January 2009

Registration Fee
S$2000 (excluding GST), For Singaporeans and PRs, 80% subsidy may be applied from the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA). This is a Skills Programme for Upgrading and Resilience (SPUR)-Approved course.

Course Content Enquiry
Please contact Steven at  6793 8478  or email for more details.

About PE WSQ Specialist Diploma
The PE WSQ Specialist Diploma is a joint initiative by the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) to provide hands-on training to equip future PE professionals in cutting-edge precision manufacturing, machining and laser processing technologies.

This programme will be conducted through a series of lectures, lab demonstrations and project attachments in selected industrial applications. It aims to equip workers in the PE industry towards higher-value manufacturing activities.