Conference Topics

Objectives

To provide a forum for academics and industrialists to discuss and disseminate recent developments, innovations and advances in metal forming processes.
The conference will be an opportunity for those working in physical and numerical modelling, as well as those involved in industrial applications of the results of theoretical research.

Processes

Rolling
Forging
Extrusion
Drawing
Sheet metal forming
Deep drawing
Bending
Hydroforming
Tube forming
High energy & explosive forming
Powder forming
Super-plastic forming
Semi-solid forming
Micro- and nano-forming
Incremental forming
Joining
Cutting


Deformation Mechanics

Plasticity theory
Constitutive models
Defects and damage
Formability
Anisotropy
Thermomechanical modelling
Microstructural modelling
Friction and lubrication


Process and System Modelling

Analytical techniques
Finite-element methods
Implicit/explicit formulations
Multiscale modelling
Inverse analysis
CAD/CAM/CAE systems
AI techniques
Optimisation approaches
Control of processes
Tooling
Sensing
Additive manufacturing


Materials

Ferrous and non-ferrous metals
High performance metals
Porous metals
Composites
Polymers



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