Simufact Adds Ring-Rolling, Open-Die Project Leader

Bartons metal-forming, simulation experience strengthens engineering service


Simufact Engineering GmbH has added Dr. Gabriel Barton to its organization as a project leader for its Engineering Service Team. Barton’s work will focus on ring-rolling and open-die forging applications, and Simufact reports he “will add a new focus and fresh ideas to the engineering service department. His experience in the development of simulation software and models will help Simufact to broaden the application range of the Simufact software.”

Simufact develops and supplies bulk-metal forming simulation software and services, including structural analysis of parts.

Barton has extensive working experience with incremental forming simulation, including work as a researcher at Germany’s RWTH Aachen University. He earned a PhD for his work in finite element modeling of hydrostatic extrusions of magnesium alloy. In his former position as a project leader at acut Aachener Umformtechnik GmbH — a consulting and software development group — he was responsible for the preparation and execution of consulting, optimization, development projects for the forming industry, and the development and implementation of finite element simulation models.

“I am looking forward to the challenges waiting for me in my new position as project leader engineering at Simufact,” Dr. Barton said. “Engineering projects are often the key to a successful and long-term use of forming simulation in the companies. Regardless whether the customer is planning a kick-off project, needs the transfer of technology and knowledge, or would like to outsource entire development tasks, Simufact, with its competence and know-how in forming simulation and in the implementation of simulation technology, can enlarge the benefit for the customer.”

“The addition of Dr. Barton to our engineering service department enables us to better coordinate the growing number of project requests we receive and to lead each of them to success,“ stated Michael Wohlmuth, managing director of Simufact Engineering GmbH. “With his long-time experience and his know-how in forming technology and simulation, he is the ideal addition for us and a competent contact person for our customers. We are looking forward to working with him in our team.”

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