Mats Sigvant is Volvo Cars Technical Leader in the area of Sheet Metal Forming Simulations and has more than 27 years experience of sheet metal forming simulations. He has a PhD from Chalmers in the field of Computational Mechanics. He also holds a position as Adjunct Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden.
“Sheet metal forming simulations at Volvo Cars: the past, the present and the future”
The paper will present the development of sheet metal forming simulations at Volvo Cars since the late 1980’s until today. Major breakthroughs during the development will be presented as well as the current state of the art. Finally the future challenges for the sheet metal forming community, e.g. sustainable metals, and ideas how to solve these challenges will be presented.