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Metals MANWG Sub-group

The Metals Sub-group of the MANWG was set up in early 2018 and has the following aims:

  • To promote as widely as possible best practice simulation methods for all manner of metal manufacturing processes, by clarifying the potential benefits, addressing the technical challenges and providing a source of information
    • Processes considered by the Sub-group include metal sheet & tube forming such as pressing, drawing, hydroforming & superplastic forming; bulk metal forming including forging & extrusion; metal casting and other solidification based processes; joining processes for metals including welding; and heat treatment.
    • Metallic Additive Manufacturing is addressed by a separate Sub-group.
  • To identify the areas that require more investigation to allow greater application of these methods.

These aims will be achieved through a combination of some or all of the following:

  • Create publications within the NAFEMS framework addressing specific aspects of metal manufacturing process simulation including, for example:
    • materials characterisation
    • springback prediction and compensation
    • choice of solution methods, e.g., for upfront simulation.
  • Maintain a list of benchmark studies and related publications from all sources, encourage participation in relevant benchmark exercises, and identify potential NAFEMS benchmark problems for specific applications.
  • Collate sources of material data suitable for use in metal manufacturing process simulation.
  • Provide a forum for discussion of topics of interest to engineers working in this field.

If you are interested in participating in the Metals Sub-group, please complete the 'Get Involved' form below and we will be in touch with you shortly.


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