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