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The 20th anniversary of the International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming – ESAFORM 2017
The European Scientific Association for Material Forming, ESAFORM promotes research and education in material forming at universities, research institutes and in industry. All industrially relevant materials that are typically shaped by forming are included, the largest material groups are metals, polymers and composites. Mini-symposium incorporated in the conference include forming of metallic materials, compositing forming, additive manufacturing, nanostructure material forming, biomass and food materials processing, innovative joining methods and non-conventional processes.
This year, the conference is hosted from 26th to 28th April by Dublin City University, Ireland, under the leadership of Prof. Dermot Brabazon. The conference promises to be an active form for discussion of the latest state of the art in materials processing technologies. A workshop is provided the day before the conference for graduate students on related research methods and a H2020 information and application preparation session is scheduled on the final afternoon.
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