FEM simulation made by experts: we master the precise calculation of forming processes
At GMT, FEM simulation for your project is in the best hands
We have been specialized in FEM simulation of metal forming processes for many years and are your ideal partner for the FEM simulation of your forming process. In the metal industry, we can precisely map and calculate a wide variety of forming processes by using FEM simulation.

Our in-depth expertise enables our clients to achieve outstanding results. Our unique software packages support you individually with the FEM simulation of your process. Furthermore, we transmit our specialist knowledge in individual training courses.

QForm UK & QForm UK Extrusion

For the FEM simulation of your process we use our unique software packages QForm UK and QForm UK Extrusion. We also support you with the initial setup of your project in QForm UK. Hereby, we enable you to adapt your project to a wide variety of requirements on your own.
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What is FEM simulation?
FEM simulation is based on the application and visualization of numerical methods within the framework of the finite element method (i.e. FEM). Thus, process or material adaptations can be simulated in advance and checked for their feasibility or upcoming optimizations. In addition, practical tests can be saved by FEM simulation. The majority of all processes from the most diverse fields of forming technology can be calculated by applying many different factors - that is what makes FEM simulation particularly relevant.
Why is FEM simulation carried out in forming technology?
FEM simulation helps to realistically map many different metal forming processes. Thus, process or material adaptations can be made in advance and checked for their feasibility or upcoming optimizations. The finite element method simulation reduces the time and money needed for tests and thus leads to savings in terms of material and tool costs as well as development times.
The mapping of an industrial process within the framework of an FEM simulation can be used for practical evaluation and answers the following questions, for example:

• Is it possible to produce a new alloy with the existing facilities?
• Will the use of a new roll lead to a better result in terms of power and work needs or regarding the material properties?
• Which difficulties lie in new processing methods?

To answer these questions, it is obligatory that the FEM simulation presents realistic results.
If errors have occurred in new products, these processes, which are difficult to measure or recognize in the course of the process, can be precisely retraced with FEM simulation. Taking into account the results from the FEM simulation, processes, material flows, temperature distributions, etc. inside the components can be better evaluated and optimized.
If there is heavy wear or even failure of the newly used tools, FEM simulation can be used to understand the influence of forming on the tool (loads, friction, temperatures, etc.); and the tools or the forming process can be adapted in such a way that the tools are stressed within the optimum range.
Where is FEM simulation used?
FEM calculation and FEM simulation is used to analyze numerous processes and is a common tool in the metalworking industry. When used correctly, FEM simulation results can reliably map processes and calculate the resulting product properties.
FEM simulation is used in manifold areas of the metalworking industry for process capacity planning, design of tools (die forging, for example), selection of suitable units / presses, checking of mold filling in die forging, checking of achievable microstructure with selected tools / forming conditions in a component (e.g. turbine blades) and error analysis. FEM simulation is also increasingly used in additive manufacturing.
Why is GMT the ideal partner for FEM simulation?
Would you like to have an FEM simulation carried out? We are a competent partner for a wide variety of issues. We would be pleased to assess whether your question can be realistically mapped in an FEM simulation and would then take over the complete implementation and evaluation.
GMT unites the core competences for a successful implementation of an FEM simulation. We do not just produce colorful pictures, but extensively evaluate the FEM results. It is an integral part of our activities based on our long-standing experience with various forming processes, extensive knowledge of materials and available material characteristics. Our competences are rounded off by the practical work of our employees in industrial environment.
GMT has extensive know-how to use the FEM simulation software QForm UK. By using the existing process and material knowledge as well as the material database MatILDa, the material characteristics can be entered precisely and realistic results can be achieved.
GMT’s experience in FEM simulation
GMT offers the FEM simulation of forming processes. We are experts in mapping many metal forming processes and in determining the material flow.

• Hot rolling processes (longitudinal)
• Cross-rolling processes
• Open and die forging (hammer, mechanical presses, etc.)
• Cold forming (e.g. screws)
• Various heat treatment processes, hardening processes
• Extruders
• Ring rolling

GMT clearly distinguishes itself from competitors, since we simulate in the plastic material range. The tools are also taken into account with regard to the forming process. Other metal forming processes can be mapped using FEM simulation. Feel free to contact us!
Why is accurate, reliable finite element method simulation important?
By using exact, realistic FEM simulation, processes can be configured - without causing additional costs for tests. Therefore, reliable mapping of your process chain by FEM simulation is crucial.