Net Shape Forming for High Strength & Precision Metal Components

Date: 18 Oct 2006 - 22 Nov 2006

Venue: Seminar Room, Level 1, SIMTech Valley Block

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 life improvement, process modelling and simulation results interpretation. Basic metallurgy of aluminium and magnesium alloys, recent advances in high strength and specific modulus materials, 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 Allen Clegg, Dr Sarangapani Murali, Dr Tsuyoshi Muramatsu, Dr Atsushi Danno, Dr Wong Chow Cher

Course Outline

Session 1: An Introduction to the Process of Casting
Session 2: Light Metal Castings
Session 3: Advances in New Materials & Associated Process Developments
Session 4: Cold Forging of Net Shape Components
Session 5: Advanced Rotary Forming Process Session 6: Process Design, Modelling and Simulation in Metal Forming

Who Should Attend

Researchers, lecturers, students from institutions, polytechnics & universities, R&D engineers and technical managers from the Precision Engineering, Electronics, Semiconductor, Automotive, Aerospace, Optoelectronics, Chemical and Biomedical industries.


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

Registration fee:

SMS Member: $420.00 (inclusive of 5% GST) per participant. Non SMS Member: S$525.000 (inclusive of 5% GST) per participant. Fee inclusive of mini buffet dinner, refreshment, course material and experimental tools.

Closing date: 11 October 2006 (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.