ESI supports NUMISHEET 2014: The 9th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Sheet Metal Forming

ESI supports NUMISHEET 2014: The 9th International Conference on Numerical
Simulation of Sheet Metal Forming

                         ESI supports NUMISHEET 2014

 The 9th International Conference & Workshop on Numerical Simulation of sheet
                           metal forming processes

PARIS, Jan. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)  -- ESI Group, pioneer and  world-leading 
solution  provider  in  Virtual  Prototyping  for  manufacturing   industries, 
announces its  support  of  this  year's  edition  of  NUMISHEET,  a  biennial 
conference and workshop dedicated to  the numerical simulation of sheet  metal 
forming processes. Silver sponsor of NUMISHEET 2014, which takes place January
6-10  in  Melbourne,  Australia,  ESI  will  join  the  list  of   exhibitors, 
participate in a benchmark and deliver two presentations.

The NUMISHEET  conferences have  been established  as world-class  forums  for 
exchange of  new ideas  and technology  in  the area  of sheet  metal  forming 
simulation. The 2014  conference features  Technical and  Keynote Programs  as 
well as four benchmark activities that compare participants' predictions  with 
experimental results.

During the  conference,  Harald  Porzner, Director  of  Virtual  Manufacturing 
solutions  at  ESI   Group,  will  deliver   a  keynote  entitled   "Materials 
Optimization -  Manufacturing  Assembly  and  CAE  &  Structure  -  Concurrent 
Engineering with Hot and Cold Formed Tailored Solutions".

ESI's team  will  also present  a  paper as  part  of the  Technical  Session; 
"Advancements in  Tailored  Hot  Stamping  Simulations:  Cooling  Channel  and 
Distortion Analyses".

NUMISHEET will also be an opportunity  for ESI to showcase the latest  version 
of its Sheet Metal Forming Simulation Suite; PAM-STAMP. This release  includes 
a new module to estimate material cost, significantly enhanced die face design
based  on  B-Spline  geometry,  and  drastic  overall  time  savings,  without 
compromise on simulation quality. Demonstrations  of the new software  version 
will be available on ESI's booth.

Image: PAM-STAMP's newly configured user interface

"NUMISHEET is one  of the  most renowned conferences  in the  domain of  sheet 
metal  forming  simulation,  mainly   geared  to  automotive  and   aeronautic 
industries. From  Material  Modeling  to Multi-Scale  Modeling,  Friction  and 
Contact,   Formability,   Necking   and   Fracture,   Wrinkling,   Durability, 
Crashworthiness, Hemming  and Flanging,  Hydroforming, Thermoforming,  Process 
Design and Application to Optimization,  the conference covers all the  topics 
that need to be addressed in order to achieve state-of-the-art metal  forming. 
It's an obvious  venue for  ESI to share  best-practices with  peers from  all 
around the  world  and  to  showcase our  most  advanced  virtual  prototyping 
solutions, which benefit from over 40 years of experience in material  physics 
," says Harald  Porzner, Director  of Virtual Manufacturing  solutions at  ESI 

ESI is also  taking part in  the four benchmarks  organized during  NUMISHEET; 
demonstrating the  predictive capacity  of its  flagship sheet  metal  forming 
software PAM-STAMP. Martin Holecek,  ESI Group, and  customer Tata Steel  have 
jointly entered the first Benchmark  on "Non-linear Strain Path Forming  Limit 
of a Reverse Draw". Also  from ESI, Tomas Nosek has  taken part in the  second 
Benchmark on "Springback of Draw-Redraw Pan";  Jan Nový has entered the  third 
Benchmark on "Incremental Sheet Forming"; while Zdenek Drahos participated  in 
the fourth Benchmark on "Wrinkling  during Redraw". Benchmark results will  be 
revealed during the conference.

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About ESI Group

ESI is a pioneer and world-leading provider in Virtual Prototyping that  takes 
into account the physics of materials. ESI boasts a unique know-how in Virtual
Product   Engineering,   based   on   an   integrated   suite   of   coherent, 
industry-oriented applications. Addressing  manufacturing industries,  Virtual 
Product Engineering  aims  to  replace physical  prototypes  by  realistically 
simulating a product's behavior during  testing, to fine-tune fabrication  and 
assembly processes  in accordance  with desired  product performance,  and  to 
evaluate the  impact on  product use  under normal  or accidental  conditions. 
ESI's solutions  fit into  a  single collaborative  and open  environment  for 
End-to-End Virtual Prototyping. These solutions are delivered using the latest
technologies, including immersive Virtual Reality,  to bring products to  life 
in  3D;  helping  customers  make  the  right  decisions  throughout   product 
development. The company employs  about 1000 high-level specialists  worldwide 
covering more than 40 countries. ESI Group is listed in compartment C of  NYSE 
Euronext Paris.

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