MFAC was founded in 1995 by Dr. Chris Galbraith. In January 2021, MFAC merged with Thumbprint Solutions Inc. We provide engineering software, technical support, and consulting services for mechanical engineering industries.
MFAC was established in 1995 as the Canadian distributor for LS-DYNA, a general purpose finite element code. With the acquisition of LSTC by ANSYS in 1995, MFAC became distributors of ANSYS software. We also sell DYNAFORM, which is a bundled software package incorporating LS-DYNA for conducting sheet forming simulations.
Chris Galbraith worked at Alcan International Ltd. prior to starting up the Metal Forming Analysis Corporation. He has pioneered a number of enhancements for modeling sheet forming which have been included in LS-DYNA. He has presented and lectured extensively on sheet metal forming simulations using LS-DYNA. His work with Alcan on automotive sheet metal stamping simulations garnered two COMPUTERWORLD-SMITHSONIAN AWARD Nominations in the manufacturing category and was selected as one of five finalists in this category in 1995 and 1996.
Dr. Galbraith is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from Queen's University at Kingston who is licensed to provide consulting services in Mechanical Engineering. With 40+ years of experience in mechanical engineering, he has provided numerous companies with technical expertise to help them better manage their engineering practices and processes.