Nagoya, approximately 350 km south of Tokyo was the host of 2014 "Olympics of Metal Forming", the tri-annual ICTP. Like ICTP2011 in Germany it was amazing to meet like-minded pioneering scientists in the field of metal forming, and exchange ideas.
More than 400 interesting research works were presented from over 30 countries, mainly Japan, China, Germany and South Korea. It was interesting to see demanding research in the field of Stamping and forging, Extrusion and Microforming. As always, simulation and modeling of metal forming processes, and more specifically friction and in-process mechanical behavior were controversial topics.
All the accepted papers were published in a special edition of the Procedia Engineering, accessible via clicking here.
Potential collaborations with Japanese, Singaporean and German institutes were discussed and contacts are undergoing in this regard.
Looking forward to attending the next ICTP in Cambridge (http://www.ictp2017.org).
Honored to announce that the first edition of our volume in the Handbook of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology - Bulk Metal Forming Processes in Manufacturing - is now available online.
This handbook provides overviews and in-depth and authoritative analyses on the basic and cutting-edge manufacturing technologies and sciences across a broad spectrum of areas. These topics are commonly encountered in industries as well as in academia. Manufacturing engineering curricula across universities are now essential topics covered in major universities worldwide. They can be found in a variety of departments such as Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Robotics. Contributors will be drawn from academia and industry across the world but with an emphasis on knowledge and experience emerging from new manufacturing locations.
The link to the Bulk Metal Forming Process in Manufacturing:
The complete handbook:
I will be presenting a paper in the International Conference on Technology of Plasticity (ICTP2014) in Nagoya, Japan. The conference will be taking place on October 19-24, 2014. The conference is organized by the Japan Society on Technology of Plasticity (JSTP).
This tri-annual conference has become one of the biggest international events in forming technology (so-called Olympics of Forming Technology). The conference will cover all major areas of materials forming and offer the chances to exchange advanced research and development information.
It is my second participation in ICTP, after presentation in ICTP2011 in Aachen, Germany on September 2011. On that conference we were honored to be selected as one of the most pioneering work in the field of microforming.
I look forward to meeting friends, colleagues and exchange knowledge with interesting scientific society of the field of metal forming. A number of very interesting Keynotes and Pre-conference seminars are also waiting for us!
Here you can find the tentative program of the conference: http://www.jstp.or.jp/commit/ictp/ictp2014/program_v1.pdf