Micas Simulations at Formed in the UK Technical Seminar

Our stand at Formed in the UK Technical Seminar on December 11 was extremely busy. Here we  presented the newest version QForm 7.2 and its applications to simulation of closed die forging, rolling, extrusion and other metal forming processes.


The key points of new version are its capability to simulate incremental metal forming processes like ring rolling using dual mesh method, new elastic-visco-plastic material model and many other very useful features.


The visitors have been impressed by easy programming of any User’s Defined Functions for material modelling like microstructural evolution, fracture predicting or most other possibly applications. A novel programming technique based on just-in-time (JIT) compilation made it possible to take users source codes as input data directly into the program when setting the simulation and perform them “on flight”. No compiler is required and the results of UDF appear concurrently with the progress of simulation.


Another feature that amaized  the visitors is a unique automatic and adaptive mesh generator that effectively works without any user intervention for the most complex shapes typical for metal forming including cases of self-contact areas in folds and laps, very thin flash, tiny burrs and even chips formation.


Actually it was admitted that QForm 7 really bridges the gap between research and manufacturing