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Objectives
The objective of the METAL FORMING 2004 is providing a forum for presentations of theoretical and industrial achievements in metal forming. The conference will give an opportunity for scientists and engineers to discuss the results of the recent research and technological developments in this area.

Topics
  • Processes
    Rolling of sheets, strips, section, tubes, etc.
    Extrusion
    Drawing of wires, rods, tubes, etc.
    Tube manufacturing
    Sheet forming
    Hydrforming
    Metal cutting
    Forming of special materials
  • Materials
    Ferrous and non-ferrous materials
    Porous metals and powders
    Composites and multi-layer metals
  • Deformation Mechanics
    Theory of plasticity
    Constitutive models
    Formability
    Thermomechanical modelling
    Evolution of microstructure
    Friction
    Defects and damage
    Environmental aspects of metal forming
  • Numerical Modelling
    Analytical Techniques
    Finite Element and Boundary Element Methods
    Optimization of metal forming processes
    Application of numerical methods to forming processes
  • Manufacturing Systems
    Control of forming processes
    CAD/CAM and expert systems
    Application of Artificial Intelligence