Formed in the UK 2019, is a one-day workshop on Modelling of Materials and Processes in Forming, to be held at The University of Manchester and hosted by LightForm.

The meeting will be the latest of a series organised by IOM Communications Ltd on behalf of the Advanced Sheet Metal Forming Committee and the Bulk Metalforming Committee of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

At the meeting, an international group of industrial and academic speakers will cover fundamental and applied research related to the modelling and simulation of material behaviour during forming, and the application to the simulation of forming processes. Industrial presentations will highlight existing challenges and opportunities in the areas of cold, warm and hot forming. The meeting will focus on modelling the forming of advanced lightweighting alloys including Aluminium, Titanium, Magnesium, Nickel and high strength steels.  Processes covered will include extrusion, forging or rolling as well as superplastic and hybrid forming.

This meeting is an ideal networking opportunity for researchers and engineers from academia and industry who work in metal forming, but also group leaders from OEMs who have metal forming activities in their organisation,  as well as Technical Directors and Senior Engineers from metal forming suppliers and other decision makers and advisors to major R&D funding bodies.