Net-shape Forming for Cost-effective Manufacture of High Quality Precision Metal Components

Date: 09 Apr 2008 - 14 May 2008

Venue: Seminar Room (Valley Block, Level 1)

Course Introduction

Metal forming and casting are principal processes for the production of metal components for a wide range of engineering applications. Participants will gain first-hand accounts from the course leaders who have many years of experience in design and process selection using net-shape metal forming technologies. Participants can also gain insights into achieving high accuracy in metal components forging, advanced rotary forming, material flow prediction, tool stress, tool failure mechanisms and tool life improvement, process modelling and simulation results interpretation. Basic metallurgy of aluminium and magnesium alloys, and developments in processes for their manufacture will be explained. The course leaders have insight and knowledge on future trends and latest technology for the precision engineering, automotive, aerospace and marine industries. This course also provides opportunity for networking and exchange of ideas and knowledge with the industry.


Course Team

• Dr Anders Jarfors, Senior Scientist / Course Team Leader

• Dr Atsushi Danno / Dr Muramatsu Tsuyoshi, Senior Scientist

• Dr Sylvie Castagne, Senior Research Engineer

• Dr Chua Beng Wah / Dr Wong Chow Cher / Dr Yingyot Aue-U-Lan, Research Engineer


Course Outline

Session 1:

An Introduction to the Net-shape Processes such as Casting and Forging

Session 2:

Light Metal Castings

Session 3:

Cold Forging of Net-shape Components

Session 4:

Advanced Rotary Forming Process

Session 5:

Die Failure

Session 6:

Modelling and Simulation in Metal Forming Process

Who Should Attend
The targeted audience is ranging from persons that should take strategic decision on process route choices in product manufacturing or invest in new manufacturing equipment down to person that are involved in part design and product and process trouble shooting. The targeted audience is thus CTO’s, Middle management and senior engineers as well as young engineer responsible for design.

Relevant industry sectors are Precision Engineering, Electronics, Aerospace, MedTech, and general contract manufacturing.

Pre-registration for the course is necessary. Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Registration Fees
SMS Member: $428.00 (inclusive of 7% GST) per participant.
Non SMS Member: S$535.000 (inclusive of 7% GST) per participant.

Fee inclusive of buffet dinner (halal), refreshment, course material and experimental tools.

Closing Date:  2 April 2008 (Wednesday)

SIMTech members enjoy 20% discount, terms and conditions apply. (Limited to 2 participants for Category I members, and 4 participants for Category II members). Companies which join SMS now enjoy a complimentary TIP seat.

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