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
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 www.strath.ac.uk/afrc.
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 www.qform3d.com.
2.45 - General Discussion
3.00 - Wrap up and departure
Details of LDV Group can be found at www.ldv.com and www.ldvmaxus.com.
IMfT would like to thank Eddie Thomas, Visitor Centre Administration and his colleagues at LDV for a splendid visit.