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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


IDDRG Legal Document

A Legal Document describing the main objectives and general operation of the International Deep-Drawing Group (IDDRG) has been accepted. This document can be downloaded by clicking the link below.

IDDRG Legal Document


Hot 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.

Advances in Metal Forming

This comprehensive book offers a clear account of the theory and applications of advanced metal forming and highlights the recent developments in metal forming technologies including formability analysis, mathematical modelling and case studies of individual processes.

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 IDDRG 2015 Conference in Shanghai

A special issue of the IDDRG 2015 Conference in Shanghai has been published.

Papers included in this special issue published by Springer are available at the following link: IDDRG 2015 Special Issue


IDDRG 2022 Lorient, France

The 41st IDDRG conference will be held in Lorient, France, from 6 to 10 June 2022, organised by Université Bretagne Sud. All engineering aspects of sheet metal forming are included, such as thermo-mechanical behaviour of materials, formability, tools, tribology, process reliability, numerical simulation and experiments.

For more information, visit the conference website: https://iddrg2022.sciencesconf.org/


IDDRG 2020 Korea (Virtual)

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 http://www.iddrg2020.kr.


IDDRG 2018 Waterloo, Canada

The 37th IDDRG Conference was held at June 3-7,  2018 in Waterloo, Canada, which is strategically located between Toronto and Detroit. The conference is titled “Forming of High Performance Sheet Materials and Components” and was hosted by the Forming and Impact Mechanics Group at the University of Waterloo. The Conference in Waterloo was a great success: in 14 Sessions near to 150 papers were presented.

All presented papers are online available at https://iopscience.iop.org/issue/1757-899X/418/1


IDDRG 2017 New Mini Symposium

Within the IDDRG 2017 Conference a special session was organised with the title "Stamping of lightweight structural components". This Mini Symposium was initiated by the Consortium of the H-2020 project entitled "Low Cost Materials Processing Technologies for Mass Production of Lightweight Vehicles - LoCoMaTech" but this session was open for all the participants of the IDDRG 2017 Conference in Munich. Altogether 16 relevant papers were presented in this topic.

All presented papers at the Mini Symposium are also online available at  https://iopscience.iop.org/issue/1742-6596/896/1 under the subtitle LoCoMaTech.


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 as the main focus areas today in the World Automotive Industry.

All papers are published by Springer in Open Access form at https://link.springer.com/journal/40195/28/12/page/1


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.


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 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.


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 http://www.iddrg2021.uni-stuttgart.de/


IDDRG 2019 Enschede, The Netherland

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 https://iopscience.iop.org/issue/1757-899X/651/1


IDDRG 2017 Munich, Germany

The 36th IDDRG Conference was held 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". It was a great success with altogether more than 140 papers. The conference was hosted by the Chair of Metal Forming and Casting (UTG) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

All presented papers are online available at https://iopscience.iop.org/issue/1742-6596/896/1


IDDRG 2016 Linz, Austria

The IDDRG 2016 conference was held in the lovely city Linz, in Austria between 12th and 15th June 2016 with the conference title “Challenges in Forming High-Strength Sheets”.  The conference was jointly organized by the International Deep-Drawing Research Group (IDDRG), the Austrian Society of Metallurgy and Materials (ASMET) and the VoestAlpine Stahl GmbH. For further information please visit the official website of IDDRG 2016.

All presented papers are online available at


IDDRG 2014 Paris, France

The IDDRG 2014 Conference was held in Paris, France 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.


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. 


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.


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