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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 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.
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.
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.
For further information please visit the conference website at iddrg2018.ca
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.
For follow-up information on the conference please visit the Official Website of the IDDRG 2015 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.
IDDRG 2019 - Enschede, The Netherlands
The 38th IDDRG Conference will be held at June 3-7 2019 in Enschede, The Netherlands. The conference main 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.
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).
For further information please visit the conference website at http://iddrg2017.de
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.
For follow-up information on the successful conference please visit the official Website of the IDDRG 2016 Conference.
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.
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.
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.
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.