Perform Accurate Finite Element Modeling of Metal Forming Processes

Finite element (FE) analysis of metal forming or assembling processes and structural systems have contributed to enhancing engineering power and engineers’ integrity. They are characterized by diversity and the need for high creativity of engineers and researchers. This webinar will present the state-of-the-art technology of FE modeling of plastically deformable bodies with an emphasis on the accuracy of FE methods and their creative applications to a wide range of plastically deformable bodies. Topics include: Remeshing strategy and volume consistency, material modeling, flow modeling, flow line (or grain flow) modeling, tribological modeling, microstructural modeling and miscellaneous modeling's including air trapping, mean stress correcting for high-cycle fatigue life of die or tool, etc. Several application examples will be introduced.


AFDEX V20R01 Release Notes

This document talks about the latest changes in the newest version of AFDEX for APA users.


Altair SimSolid - Apply Bolt Pretension

Learn how to perform static analysis by applying bolt pretension in Altair SimSolid.


Plate Forging Simulation Using AFDEX

Plate or sheet forging technology has been become more popular because companies are aiming to meet the global requirements to save the environment. It has been known that plate forging itself is competitive for thin parts in terms of quality and cost, compared to other manufacturing processes. An efficiently designed plate forging process can save a lot of time reducing your companies time to market. In this webinar, the simulation technology for plate forging processes will be presented, along with examples and industrial applications. We will also discuss one of the hottest issues in the field of sheet metal forming simulation, Finite element analysis using solid elements which can solve the inherent defects of traditional sheet metal forming simulation technology based on shell or plate elements, for example, local thinning phenomena.


MFRC Showcase Video

AFDEX software for Intelligent Metal Forming


Multibody Simulation in Metal Forming

Metal forming has been gradually spreading its influence on modern manufacturing and assembly methods. To achieve a better strength to weight ratio, automotive and aerospace industries are constantly in the lookout for utilizing their accumulated experience in new applications. Joining and other assembly processes highlight the requirement of a multibody metal forming simulation. In this webinar, the simulation technology for forming processes involving multiple bodies will be presented along with some examples and industrial applications. The multibody simulations can also be coupled with optimization algorithms for further process design optimization.


Maximizing the joint strength of a clinching process using AFDEX and HyperStudy

In this white paper, a suitable FE model of a joining process(clinching) is built using the metal forming simulator AFDEX and then the process is optimized using the multidisciplinary optimization software HyperStudy from Altair.

Technical Document

Success Story: SUNGJIN FO-MA Uses AFDEX to Improve Quality & Productivity of Automobile Component Precision Forgings

SUNGJIN FO-MA Inc. believes in constant and strategic innovation for achieving sustainable growth. As a global company specialized in cold forging, customer satisfaction is the top most priority.

Customer Stories

Visualization, Quantification of Metal Flow Lines and Its Application to Process Design Optimization

In this webinar, the AFDEX patented technology where metal flow lines are quantified, will be discussed with relevant examples from the industry. Quantification of metal flow lines will pave way to using these flow lines as parameters in optimization algorithms resulting in much quicker optimal process design.


AFDEX V19R01 New Features

New features and improvements in AFDEX V19R01.

Product Overview Videos

Complete Simulation of Forging Process Using AFDEX

A simulation adds more value to the user if it is realistic and includes as much as possible, the actual phenomena associated with the manufacturing process. In this context, a complete simulation of forging process would include elasto-plastic deformation, the coupled effects of thermal and structural interactions and the elasticity of the dies. Through this webinar, example simulation results would be presented detailing the process parameters as well the influence of above factors in a simulation.


White Paper: Minimization of Forming Load of Gear Driver Forging Process with AFDEX and HyperStudy

In this paper, a workflow is presented that integrates the functionalities of a metal forming simulation software, AFDEX and a multidisciplinary optimization software, HyperStudy. Using this approach, the forming load of a gear driver used in an automotive transmission is minimized and two die design parameters are optimized.

Technical Document

AFDEX Metal Forming Simulator

A brief video clip to AFDEX metal forming simulator by MFRC. (no sound)

Product Overview Videos

A Minimization of Forming Loads in the Gear Driver Forging Process Using AFDEX and HyperStudy

In the webinar, there will be a presentation of the most efficient ways to optimize those process parameters encountered in metal forming processes, which are based on AFDEX, general purpose metal forming simulator and HyperStudy, Altair’s optimization tool.


AFDEX Leads the Way in Forging Innovation

This paper highlights a few of the many innovations AFDEX has contributed to in the bearing industry, green initiatives and reduction in development time.


Partner Spotlight: MFRC

Dr. Man-Soo Joun, President of MFRC, discusses forging and metal forming simulation software, AFDEX, which is available through the Altair Partner Alliance.


Top Use Cases: AFDEX

Presentation introducing a few of the top use cases for the forging and metal forming software, AFDEX.

Use Cases

Introduction to AFDEX by MFRC

AFDEX is a general-purpose metal forming simulator originally dedicated to the analysis of forging process, and it is based on rigid-elasto/thermo/viscoplastic finite element method.