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    IDDRG Booklet

    A general information booklet on the history and activity of IDDRG can be downloaded here by clicking the link below.

    IDDRG Booklet


     

    Hot Press Forming in the Automotive Industry

    This book was originally written in German by the authors from Thyssen-Krupp Steel Europe AG. and was translated into English following the success of the German edition. In this book the substance and development of hot press forming is described with particular emphasis on the automotive industry. Finally, a future outlook of hot forming technology is also given.
     

    Useful links in Sheet Metal Forming

    Links to PhD Theses in sheet metal forming and conferences at IDDRG member institutions are available by clicking the link below.

    Links to documents


     

    Follow up information on past IDDRG Conferences

    Some important follow up information on past IDDRG Conferences are available under the menu item Conferences > Past Conferences.

    You can also access former IDDRG Conferences by clicking on the Conference name on the main part of this page.


     

    Welcome to the Official Website of the IDDRG
    This is the global information centre for the International Deep Drawing Research Group.


    Note that the IDDRG Official Website is available at:

    http://www.iddrg.com


    Please bookmark this new address in your browser.
    Besides the location change, the site also gained a new design and a new technological background.
    We hope that with these new developments we will be able to better serve the web community of IDDRG.

    IDDRG 2014 - Paris, France

    The IDDRG 2014 Conference will be held in Paris, France between June 1 and June 5 2014. The main title of the conference is  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.

    For further information please visit the official Website of the IDDRG 2014 Conference.


     

    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 the 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. Further details on the IDDRG 2008 Conference are available at the Website of the IDDRG 2008 Conference.


     

    IDDRG 2013 - Zurich, Switzerland

    The IDDRG 2013 Conference was held in Zurich, Switzerland from 2-5 June 2013. The conference was a great success with excellent organization and high level papers. There were 5 plenary papers on hot topics of sheet metal forming and 76 session papers in three parallel sessions. All papers are uploaded in the IDDRG Library available for downloading by registered IDDRG members. At the end of the conference a half day Technical Tour was organised to Feintool A.G. in Lyss, and a full day Technical Tour to Daimler-Benz in Sindelfingen Germany.
    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.

    For further  information please visit the IDDRG 2011 Official Website.


     

    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 Győr, 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. Further information available at the Official Website of the IDDRG 2007.


     

    Other Conferences of Interest

    By clicking on the link above you may find useful information on other conferences of general interest in sheet metal forming.

    TMS Global Meeting Information

    A great number of world wide conferences and congresses are listed on the TMS Global Meeting Information Website. When you organise your meeting it is worth visiting this place to avoid conflict with other events of similar interests.


     

    ISO 12004

    By clicking the link above you may visit the official Website of ISO (International Standard Organisation). There you can find the recent information on ISO 12004, the International Standard recommendation for the determination of the Forming Limit Diagrams.