IDDRG 2021 - Stuttgart, Germany

The 40th IDDRG Conference will be held on June 21. - July 2., 2021 as an online event. The conference main title is “Digital Technologies in Sheet Metal Forming“ and organized by the Institute for Metal Forming Technology at the University of Stuttgart. The aim of the conference is to bring together industry and academia in an online event due to pandemic conditions. Beyond the foregrounded topic all technical aspects of sheet metal forming are included, such as behavior of sheet materials, formability, tools, tribology, process robustness, simulation methods and experiments. For further information please visit the Conference Website at

IDDRG 2020 - Seoul, Korea

The IDDRG is strongly committed to support and save all the members of the IDDRG community, therefore the IDDRG Executive Committee in accordance with the local Organising Committee decided to have a Virtual Conference in 2020 between 26-30. October. The IDDRG is committed to preserving the long history and high standards of the IDDRG Conferences. Although, the 39th IDDRG Conference will look and feel a little different, the tradition of connecting our community through a virtual platform promises to be an exciting experience. We welcome you to join us in this new endeavour, a Virtual 2020 IDDRG Conference. Two special tutorial sessions will also be organised with outstanding scientists. For further information please visit the Conference Website at As all the conference papers since 2015 are available online Open Acces at IOP pages for the conference papers of IDDRG 2020 please visit the following site:

IDDRG 2018 - Waterloo, Canada

The 37th IDDRG Conference was held in Waterloo, Canada between June 3-7, 2018, which is strategically located between Toronto and Detroit. The conference was titled “Forming of High Performance Sheet Materials and Components” and hosted by the Forming and Impact Mechanics Group at the University of Waterloo. The Conference was a real succes with 14 large Sessions and altogether 148 conference papers which are available in the IDDRG Library.

IDDRG 2016 - Linz, Austria

The lovely city Linz, Austria, invites you to join the upcoming IDDRG 2016 conference “Challenges in Forming High-Strength Sheets” from 12 – 15 June 2016. The conference is jointly organized by the International Deep-Drawing Group IDDRG, the Austrian Society of Metallurgy and Materials ASMET and the VoestAlpine Stahl GmbH. For further information please visit .

IDDRG 2014 - Paris, France

The IDDRG 2014 Conference was held in Paris at the Novotel Congress & Convention Center at the Charles de Gaulle Airport Roissy, between June 1 and June 5 2014. The main title of the conference was Innovations for the sheet metal industry. The different industrial sectors using sheet metal parts are facing increasing challenges. These challenges require not just further development of existing technologies but also scientific and technical innovations in sheet&tool materials, forming processes, etc.

IDDRG 2012 - Mumbai, India

The IDDRG 2012 Conference was held in Mumbai in India with the joint organisation of IDDRG and the Sheet Metal Forming Research Association (SMRFA) of India. SMFRA brings together flat sheet producers, users, die designers and manufactures, machine tool manufacturers, research scientists and academia to solve problems relevant to sheet metal industries. For further information please visit the Conference Website of IDDRG 2012.

IDDRG 2010 Graz, Austria

The IDDRG 2010 International Conference was held from May 31 to June 02, 2010 at the Old University in Graz, which is situated in the south-east of Austria and is the capital of Styria. In 2003 Graz was the European Capitol of Culture but the city has also long industrial tradition. Automotive suppliers are located in the region which is reflected in the scope of the Graz University of Technology and in the research work of the Institute Tools & Forming.

IDDRG 2008 Olofström, Sweden

The IDDRG 2008 was held at prestigious Volvo car company in Olofström, Sweden between 16-18 June 2008. The Conference was organised by the Swedish Deep-drawing Research Group and it was a similar success as the 16th Biennial Congress in 1990 held in Borlange, and followed by the Working Group meeting in Gothenburg.

IDDRG 2006 - Porto, Portugal

IDDRG 2006 Conference was held in Porto, between 19-21 June 2006. The conference took place at the Engineering Faculty of University of Porto (FEUP). More than 150 participants took part in this Conference from 27 countries worldwide. During the 3 days of the Conference, there were more than 80 oral presentations and special poster sessions were also organised. More information on this successful event is available at the official conference website. A detailed report can also be read in the Minutes of IDDRG Executive Committee available only for registered members of IDDRG.

IDDRG 2004 - Sindelfingen, Germany

The IDDRG'2004 Conference was held in Sindelfingen, Germany at the Daimler-Chrysler Mercedes plant.

IDDRG 2019 - Enschede, The Netherlands

The 38th IDDRG Conference was held at June 3-7 2019 in Enschede, The Netherlands. The main title of the Conference was "Forming 4.0: Big Data - Smart Solutions". It was co-organized by the University of Twente and Tata Steel Europe and as such reflected the strong bonds between academia and industry represented by this conference series. All engineering aspects of sheet metal forming were included, such as the behaviour of workpiece materials, formability, tools, tribology, process robustness, simulation methods and experiments. All papers are available online at

IDDRG 2017 - Munich, Germany

The 36th IDDRG Conference will take place between 2nd and 6th of July 2017 in Munich, the famous capital city of Bavaria (Germany) with the conference title "Materials Modelling and Testing for Sheet Metal Forming". The conference will be hosted by the Chair of Metal Forming and Casting (UTG) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). For further information please visit the conference website at

IDDRG 2015 - Shanghai, China

IDDRG 2015 Conference was held between May 31 and June 3 in 2015 in the wonderful city of Shanghai, China. The Conference was jointly organized by the International Deep-Drawing Group-IDDRG, the Chinese Academy of Sciences-CAS and the Chinese Institute of Metal Research-IMR under the title Forming with Intelligence, Flexibility and Lightweight.

IDDRG 2013 - Zurich, Switzerland

The IDDRG 2013 Conference was held in Zurich, Switzerland from 2-5 June 2013. The goal of the conference was to provide a common platform for industrial partners and researchers to discuss the new and challenging fields of sheet metal forming. The conference will mainly focus on the topics of virtual robustness prediction, advanced constitutive modeling, new perspectives in failure prediction as well as further development of the simulation tools. For further information please visit the Conference Website of IDDRG 2013.

IDDRG 2011 - Bilbao, Spain

The IDDRG 2011 was held from 5-8 June 2011 in Bilbao, in northern part of Spain. Bilbao is historically an industrial city. The venue of the Conference was the Euskalduna Palace. The Conference was organised by LABEIN Technalia, which is a research organisation of fifty years experience in R&D activities.

IDDRG 2009 Golden, Colorado, USA

The IDDRG'2009 was held in Golden, Colorado in the USA located 20 km west of Denver. The main location of the Conference was at the Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center (ASPPRC) and the Colorado School of Mines. The Conference was held between June 1-3, 2009, and was organized by the North American Deep-drawing Research Group. There were more than 120 participants from all over the World.

IDDRG 2007 Györ, Hungary

The IDDRG'2007 Conference was held in Győr, Hungary, between 21-23 May 2007. The conference venue was at the Audi Hungaria Motor Co. There were 130 participants from 29 countries from all over the World mainly from the member countries of IDDRG. There were altogether 74 papers presented 53 in oral sessions and 21 in postes sessions. The conference was a real success concerning both the scientific-technical and the social programs. The full scientific program including the plenary and oral lectures, as well as the poster presentations are available both in printed Proceedings and in CD. If you are interested to order the Procedings please click on the link below.

IDDRG 2005 - Besançon, France

The IDDRG 2005 Conference was held in Besançon, France, June 20-22, 2005. The main topics in this Conference were: Innovations in Deep Drawing; New trends in industries from simulations to applications.

IDDRG 2003 - Bled, Slovenia

The IDDRG'2003 Conference was held in the beautiful small Slovenian city Bled. This was the year when the former Biennial Congress and Working Group meetings structure was changed for an annual Conference. Further information on the IDDRG'2003 is available at the Official Website of IDDRG'2003 Conference.