The forming scheme of a side-plate of the core part in parallel flow evaporator was studied. Two forming schemes were compared and the explicit dynamic software DYNAFORM was applied to make simulations about the forming processes. According to comparisons between two forming schemes, the optimized scheme and process parameters were determined. Multi-station dies were designed based on the optimized process. Successful experiments with the dies showed that numerical simulation provided an efficient way for the optimization of the forming scheme in the side-plate production.