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IMfT Workshop at LDV Group Ltd., Birmingham

IMfT arranged a Factory Tour and Workshop at LDV Group Ltd., Birmingham on Wednesday 3 December 2008.


10.00 - Arrival and coffee

10.30 - Welcome, Introduction and Plant Tour.

The Plant Tour included: the Press Shop, BiW assembly, part of the Paint Shop and final assembly.

12.45 - Luncheon

IMfT Workshop

1.15 - Update on metalforming scene in UK

1.30 - Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), Glasgow – Prof. Jonathan Corney, Head of Department, DMEM, University of Strathclyde.

Jonathan gave an overview of the AFRC a new metalforming research centre which has been set up by the University of Strathclyde in conjunction with Rolls-Royce Aerospace. Further details can be found at

2.00 - Recent Developments in QForm Metalforming Simulation – Dr. Nikolay Biba, General Director, QuantorForm.

Nick gave a presentation on the new capabilities of QForm software for the simulation of various metalforming processes. Further details can found at

2.45 - General Discussion

3.00 - Wrap up and departure

Details of LDV Group can be found at and

IMfT would like to thank Eddie Thomas, Visitor Centre Administration and his colleagues at LDV for a splendid visit.