AFDEX is a general-purpose metal forming simulator based on rigid-elasto/thermo/viscoplastic finite element method, specialized in forging and other bulk forming processes.
AFDEX (Advisor for metal Forming process and Design Expert) can predict forming loads to assist in selecting appropriate presses and also to develop and optimize the metal forming processes. For example, costly process design tryouts can be completely removed by drastically reducing the development time and cost as well as enhancing the product quality in terms of metal flow lines (grain flow, fiber flow) and increased life spans. These predictions also prolong die life and thus increased productivity will give the user and company a great return on investment.
Overview Video on AFDEX by MFRC
AFDEX is an intelligent metal forming simulator
Success Story: SUNGJIN FO-MA - Automotive Forging
SUNGJIN FO-MA Uses AFDEX to Improve Quality & Productivity of Automobile Component Precision Forgings
MFRC (Metal Forming Research Corporation) has unceasingly developed the metal forming simulator, AFDEX. MFRC supports and consults customers in various ways including online and offline education, sharing application experiences and useful findings from annual conference on metal forming CAE technologies which covers special short-term or long-term lectures and publication of books and papers as well. MFRC's policy is to organize and network full-time professionals and specialists from academic side in fulfilling our customers with engineering achievements and satisfaction. MFRC consistently pursues genuine integrity to become true friends of metal forming engineers and researchers full of passion and enthusiasm.
AFDEX is based on rigid-elasto/thermo/viscoplastic finite element method with intelligent remeshing technology embedded. The software’s most intriguing strengths lie in its outstanding analysis accuracy for a wide range of metal forming processes and user-friendliness of pre/post processor.
AFDEX is applicable to real production line forging and other bulk forming processes such as extrusion, drawing and rolling. It is also suitable for forming processes of thinner products such as plate forging and sheet metal forming.
AFDEX can be used for the following industrial applications: Aerospace, Automotive & Ground Transportation, Biomedical, Electronics & Consumer Goods, Energy, Heavy Industry ( including Construction Machinery and Mechanical Parts), Marine, Rail, Steelmaking and Die Making