Virtual manufacturing and prototyping can help you develop real solutions in a cost effective and fast manner.


  • High level academic access to the most advanced methods available
  • Virtual manufacturing
  • Experimental correlation and validation
  • Design validation and scenario testing

Simulation and modelling has seen huge advances in recent years. Significant improvements have been made in modelling accuracy, speed and fidelity. Even though modelling software has become much easier to use, it still requires a lot of knowledge and training to get the best out of it. It is still very possible for inexperienced users to get results that seem correct but on closer inspection are not and nowhere does the principle of ‘garbage in, garbage out’ apply better. It is therefore essential that such software is used by knowledgeable and experienced professional engineers. On the other side, it is important that the input models are well understood, requiring significant understanding from the process engineers involved.

At Fraunhofer Project Center, we have access to the vast array of knowledge that exists within the University of Twente, across many aspects of modelling and simulation methods. Such knowledge also extends into the huge Fraunhofer network, combined with a deep understanding of most industrial processes. We can also provide a level of confidence by validating the simulation results with experimental results from our well-equipped laboratories.



Objective: Explore new markets with minor changes in material and design & Get properties which cannot be observed/measured in real life


Objective: Reduce the scrap, reach zero rejection and reduce delivery time



Objective: Test shape, precision and tolerances with the as designed in drawing. Test forces, strokes within machine capability & Test failure such as necking, buckling and wrinkling.

Forming of housing by shrinking a tube & Buckling during tube end spinning