Kaohsiung, Taiwan, August 15, 2013 –The National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences (NKUAS) in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and Simufact Engineering, global operating simulation software provider for manufacturing industries, located in Hamburg, Germany, have established the ‘Forging and Roll Forming Technology Research Center’ in Kaohsiung. The research center will focus on innovative, software-aided simulation methods, applied in the complete range of metal forming processes, particularly in forging and rolling. Leading representatives of NKUAS and Simufact Engineering have signed the cooperation contract and the certificate of incorporation.
Professor Jinn-Jong Sheu, Deputy Dean of the Research and Development Department, and director of the newly established research center, is holding one of the most important chairs in the area of metal forming and die design. For many years now, he has been researching in the areas of sheet and bulk metal forming, and extrusion. NKUAS is the leading technological university in southern Taiwan, well-known for its innovative research and extensive industry-academia collaboration.
As a leading supplier of professional simulation software for the manufacturing industry, Simufact continuously strengthens universities and research institutes to expand their R&D activities. With the ’Forging and Roll Forming Technology Research Center’, NKUAS and Simufact establish an important link between research and industrial application and ensure first class service and consulting for the industry in Taiwan.
By providing the research center with Simufact.forming software licenses, Simufact enables the university to simulate the entire manufacturing process from the blank to the final component. Research results are integrated directly into the Simufact software development. Therefore the industry benefits from a constantly optimized and customized simulation solution. The software application of NKUAS will be supported by Elite Crown Software & Consulting Co. Ltd., Simufact’s local partner in Taiwan.