Free 2010 DEFORM User Group Meeting & Microstructure Seminar

Wilde in association with the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) near Glasgow, and the DEFORM developers SFTC and the University of Strathclyde are hosting two free one-day events;

11 November 2010 – Process & Microstructure Modelling Seminar 

12 November 2010 – DEFORM User Group Meeting

The Process & Microstructure Modelling Seminar on 11 November is aimed to address the importance of understanding the evolution of component microstructure during manufacture and ultimately how this affects structural integrity and in-service life. 

The 2010 DEFORM User Group Meeting on the 12 November is being held for all existing DEFORM users to learn more about the current and future developments of the software and find out how other users are utilising its capabilities.   

Process & Microstructure Modelling Seminar – 11 November 2010 

At this open seminar delegates will learn about;

  • The latest process modelling technology and practices from leading researchers and developers.
  • How forming and heat treatment processes can be optimised with regards to residual stress and distortion.
  • How process and microstructure modelling results can be used within component design and analysis.

DEFORM User Group Meeting – 12 November 2010 

Building upon the topics covered at the seminar on the 11 November, the meeting will include complementary advanced DEFORM training lectures by Dr Alex Bandar in the area of Microstructure Modelling. 

The agenda will include;

  • DEFORM Activities
  • User Presentations / Discussion
  • DEFORM Current & Future Developments
  • Phase Transformation, Grain (JMAK, Mesooscale, CA) & Texture Modelling using DEFORM
  • Q&A Sessions

Wilde will be delighted if existing DEFORM users would like to present some of some of their own DEFORM work at the UGM.  If this is of interest, please contact us.

 Over the two days there will be presentations from leading researchers such as Prof Jeff Brooks, Research Director, AFRC and Dr Alex Bandar, Principal Scientist, SFTC in addition to contributions from Wilde and John Walters, Vice President of SFTC.   It also provides an opportunity to learn more about DEFORM, the world’s most widely used analysis software for optimising bulk metal, glass and other non-metallic forming, heat treatment and machining processes.

For more information or to reserve your places, simply visit our website at, e-mail or telephone +44 (0) 161 474 7479.