Tube Forming – Process Engineering

This course provides an introduction to rapid part modification, tooling and process design for tube forming parts followed by simulation of bending, forming and hydroforming processes using AutoForm TubeXpert.

It covers all the functionality necessary for product feasibility analyses, process planning, die layout, bending development, forming tools as well as full hydroforming process simulation – set up, execution and post-processing.

All the common and essential elements of a tubular forming process: Bending, Forming, Annealing, Hydroform expansion, calibration and springback compensation are covered.

Everything is demonstrated on a typical, real life part, process and tooling data. Users should be able to start the productive application of AutoForm TubeXpert following this course.


This course is recommended for feasibility engineers, die face engineers and tool makers. FEA (finite element analysis) experience is not required. It is assumed that participants have a basic knowledge of hydroforming. No prior AutoForm training or experience is required.

USA: Training Courses

Trainings to be scheduled upon request. Please send us your filled in request for quotation and we will contact you.


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Worldwide: Training Courses

Training courses are held at AutoForm’s offices in the USA, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Japan, Korea as well as in other countries. Please contact your local AutoForm office for further information. Upon request, courses can also be held at customer sites.