4th International Conference on New Forming Technology (ICNFT 2015)

Qin, Y. and Dean, T. A. and Lin, J. and Yuan, S. J. and Vollertsen, F., eds. (2015) 4th International Conference on New Forming Technology (ICNFT 2015). MATEC Web of Conferences . EDP Sciences. ISBN 978-2-7598-1823-5

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The ICNFT is a forum for researchers and professional practitioners to exchange ideas and experience and to discuss aspects of leading-edge novel forming technologies designed to meet the needs of manufacturing industry in present and future years. The former three ICNFT conferences were held in China in 2004, in Germany in 2007, and in China 2012 respectively. The 4th ICNFT addressed not only research, development and applications of new forming technology but also the latest achievements in forming composites and other advanced high-performance materials. Delegates had an opportunity to exchange thoughts and opinions on technological trends and future challenges, and were encouraged to discuss cultural perspectives of globalization as well as international collaboration perspectives, through the networking activities organised by the conference. Delegates from 18 countries/regions submitted 150 abstracts to the conference and 128 full papers were accepted by the conference and published in the conference proceedings. There were two keynote sessions for 7 plenary lectures and 20 parallel sessions for 132 oral presentations. These covered fields of forging, extrusion, drawing, sheet forming/hot-stamping, rolling/roll forming, hydro- and tube forming, micro-forming, powder technology, materials and characterisation, tooling and heat treatment, design and modelling, and other manufacturing processes. The contents dealt with new/enhanced forming processes for both conventional materials and new materials. They well reflected the state of the art of the current forming technology and gave a strong indication to the trend of developing new forming technology.