2 Days Virtual Lab – Hands on training on forging simulation using AFDEX

About Course

This course aims to cover the fundamentals of Metal Forming Simulation, with practical case studies; Participants will be given hands on experience on different Forming Simulations using AFDEX - Bulk Metal Forming Simulation Software


Virtual Lab –  hands on experience of Forging Simulations using AFDEX – Bulk Metal Forming Software

AFDEX is a general-purpose metal forming simulator, which meets the following requirements for intelligent bulk-metal- forming (BMF) simulation (BMFS):

  1. Solutions should be accurate, and volume loss or change due to the numerical schemes and procedures should be minimized and acceptable.
  2. Intelligent meshing or remeshing capabilities should minimize solution inaccuracies during remeshing and smoothing state variables.
  3. Optimized or adaptive meshing density capabilities should be adopted to obtain a solution within a reasonable computational time and without solution inaccuracy. Also, one should be able to successfully mesh complex geometries.
  4.  Characteristic boundaries (or edges) and workpiece-die interface boundaries should be accurately traced during simulation and remeshing to minimize changes in the boundary value problem due to remeshing.
  5.  Multi-stage BMF processes (especially multi-stage forging processes) should be simulated automatically to reduce the total simulation time (including both computational time and user processing time between the stages).
  6.  The simulator should be convenient and user friendly.

What Will I Learn?

  • Metal Forming Fundamentals
  • Theory of Plasticity
  • Introduction to AFDEX
  • Metal Forming Simulation with AFDEX
  • Industrial Case Studies Simulations
  • Forging Theory and Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis

Topics for this course


Fundamentals Of Finite Element Analysis

Fundamentals Of Forging Process Simulations

Introduction To AFDEX – Bulk Metal Forming Simulation Software

Experiment 01 : Double-Stage Cold Forging Process

Experiment 02 : Automatic Multi-Stage Cold Forging Process

Experiment 03 : Hot Forging Process

Experiment 04 : Non-Isothermal Analysis, Hot Forging Process

Experiment 05 : Trimming Process

Experiment 06 : Piercing Process

Experiment 07 : Cold Forging Process

Experiment 08 : Cold Forging Process Considering Die Elastic Deformation

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Material Includes

  • Technical Delivery of Workshop Content
  • Hands on Simulation
  • Industrial Cases Studies to Practice
  • Study Materials on Metal Forming Simulations


  • Knowledge of Forging Process
  • Knowledge of Metal Forming Process

Target Audience

  • Forge Shop Engineers
  • Forging Die Desigers
  • Simulation Engineers
  • Tool and Die Desigers
  • Quality Improvement Engineers
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