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Strong Interest in the 11th RoundTable, the User Conference on "Simulation in Bulk Metal Forming Technology”

More than 100 experts of the forming industry joined the 11th RoundTable in Bamberg

Hamburg, November 20th, 2009 – More than 100 attendees joined the 11th RoundTable in Bamberg, the user conference on "Simulation in Bulk Metal Forming Technology”, despite the current difficult economic situation. The yearly conference of Simufact Engineering GmbH, a leading provider of software and services in the area of bulk metal forming, was visited by customers and interested parties of various industry areas, to gain the latest news about forming simulation and to exchange recent trends of the branch.
In addition to interesting highlights about the latest version 9.0 of Simufact.forming and an outlook on future software developments, papers from SMS Meer GmbH, MSC.Software, Sieber Forming Solutions, TU Chemnitz, alutec Metallwaren GmbH, Hochschule Heilbronn, FE Design, TU Dortmund and Keiper gave useful insights into the usage of forming simulation in industry applications and future trends.

As already seen during the RoundTable of past years, the interest in the technical session, following the presentation program of the conference, was high. Main topic was the new version Simufact.forming 9.0 with its numerous innovations and new modules, especially for ring rolling simulation. Simufact presented the new features of the software as well as tips and tricks for the usage of the environment. The technical session provided further more a forum in which the company presented future development plans and a platform to network between users and software developers.

The accompanying exhibition featured numerous companies, universities and associations, among them METAKUS GmbH, F&E Design GmbH, Sieber Forming Solution GmbH, Industrieverband Massivumformung e.V., ABP Induction Systems GmbH, MSC Software GmbH, TU Chemnitz, Universität Kassel, Universität Darmstadt, Universität Hannover and Intel GmbH.

"This year’s RoundTable was filled with interesting papers, information about the Simufact software development and fruitful discussions between the attending simulation experts" said Dieter Henkel, Fachreferent Simulation, Keiper GmbH & Co.KG. "Innovation and process optimization are key to a sustainable competitiveness, particularly in the forming industry. We gained many good suggestions and new ideas and are happy to have contributed to the success of the RoundTable by giving a presentation."

"We have been pleasantly surprised to reach such a high number of attendees, especially in the current challenging economic situation," said Michael Wohlmuth, managing director of Simufact Engineering GmbH. "More than 100 forming simulation experts that came together for the RoundTable this year show clearly the value our offerings have to our customers and the potential forming simulation has for the entire branch. Process simulation can contribute significantly to a reduction of costs; it empowers innovation and lowers the risk to take wrong decisions."

About Simufact Engineering GmbH
The Hamburg, Germany based Simufact Engineering GmbH supports its customers as a solution provider for production technology, offering optimization and production process design by process simulation. In addition, Simufact Engineering GmbH provides optimization of formed parts through structural analysis. With Simufact.forming, Simufact Engineering GmbH generates and markets a global industry solution for metal forming. The company also specializes in service, offering individual solutions to customers’ production problems using state-of-the-art CAE tools. Training and technical support for software use complete Simufact’s offerings. Simufact customers come from all areas of bulk metal forming technology: forging, cold massive forming, rolling, sheet metal forming and mechanical joining. For more information, please visit
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