07 June 2012
GTMA and Vero co-host automotive supply chain meeting
The GTMA and Vero Software are co-hosting a free-to-attend sheet metal event for the automotive industry, to be held at Agie Charmilles' Coventry HQ on 5 July.
The event will feature both suppliers of manufacturing technology and tooling, with the keynote presentation made by British Formula One manufacturer Lotus F1 Team.
Vero and 3D digitising and verification specialists Central Scanning will be demonstrating how VISI's CAD technology can be used to manage complex springback or sheet metal deformation, based on user-defined driven geometry, Finite Element Analysis, or laser scanning results.
Dutton Simulation will look at costing and feasibility methods for upfront analysis, while high-strength steel producer SSAB's presentation on cold forming applications, will address the question: is it hardness which governs die life length?
Delegates will also see presentations on incremental sheet metal forming from the GTMA's Manufacturing Resource Centre; the essential role Vero's SMIRT software plays in the automotive die stamping industry; and from toolmaker Accura Geometric.
A number of other industry players will have table top 'hotdesk' exhibitions at the event, including Foregone Solutions, Indysoft, Blum Novotest, Roemheld, Mantech/Werth, Delcam, IMSM, Trac Measurement and Omega Plastics.
"The GTMA works closely with its members in the supply chain linking our members with industry's OEMs and Tier 1 to support, inspire and share best practice up and down the supply chain. We've held a number of joint events with leading and innovative members like Vero, who make a major contribution to the industry," says GTMA CEO Julia Moore.
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