Seminar on Sheet Metal Forming Technology

Date: 15 Oct 2008 - 15 Oct 2008

Venue: Auditorium, Level 3, Tower Block

The increase in functional requirements (e.g. safety and environmental concerns, size reduction etc.), coupled with the needs of tightening product tolerances, lowering manufacturing cost and using difficult-to-form materials (e.g. aluminium alloys, magnesium alloys and advanced ultra high strength steels) for automotive, aerospace and biomedical devices, have forced engineers to further their processing technologies. Most OEMs rely significantly on their suppliers to develop and improve processes and technologies to meet demands in the product requirements. Local companies, especially SMEs, need to consider these requirements in order to compete in the global market. Cutting edge technology, such as a combination between stamping and forging processes, can be employed to develop high value-added products to enable the local industries to compete with third world countries which have lower labour costs advantage.        

This one day seminar aims to discuss advance technology related to sheet metal forming. Techniques for improving die life will be presented and discussed, with the latest sheet metal forming technologies from the US, Europe (especially in Germany) and Japan for the automotive industries. Market opportunities in marine, power plant and oil & gas industries will also be presented. Novel forming technologies, for example a combination between sheet metal stamping and forging, will be introduced, and actual applications will be demonstrated, proving that such alternative processes can enhance product quality and also impart flexibility to design applications.     

8.30 am    Registration
9.00 am    Welcome Address by Dr Lim Ser Yong, Executive Director
9.15 am    Keynote Presentation   : Die Life & Production Improvement and Outlook of Sheet Metal Stamping Industries in US and Europe by Prof Taylan Altan, Engineering Research Center for Net Shape Manufacturing (ERC/NSM) at The Ohio State University
11.15am   Coffee Break
11.35am   Challenges in Sheet Metal Forming in Singapore Industry in the Global Market by Mr Thian Tai Chew, IE Singapore
12.05 pm  Networking Lunch
1.30 pm    Advanced Hybrid Forming (combination of Forging and Stamping), Microforming and Stamping for Automotive Industry in Japan by Dr Atsushi Danno, SIMTech
2.30pm     Business Opportunity and Challenges in Sheet Metal Forming for Power Plants, Marine, Oil and Gas Industries by Mr James Lim, Keyser Technologies Pte Ltd
3.00pm     Coffee Break
3.20pm     Low Elastic Titanium Alloy, GUM Metal and its Potential Applications by Dr Wong Chow Cher, SIMTech
4.00pm     Q&A and Facilities Tour
4.30 pm    End of Seminar

Who Should Attend
The seminar is relevant to all R&D managers, Managers, Manufacturing Engineers, Supervisors, and Technicians in the metal related industries.

Registration Fee
S$80 (including 7% GST).
S$64 for SMS Member  (after 20% discount and including 7% GST)
GST Registration No : M9-0000888-J
SIMTech members enjoy 20% discount, terms and conditions apply. (Limited to 2 participants for Category I members, and 4 participants for Category II members).

For Enquiries on SMS Membership
Please contact Devi at 6793 8388 or email for more details.

For Enquiries on the Seminar, please contact Samantha ar 6793 8423 or email