ICHSF2016 – 7th International Conference on High Speed Forming – Dortmund, Germany

The seventh edition of the established international conference took place from April 27 to 28, 2016, at TU Dortmund University. More than 80 experts from academia and industry met in the International Meeting Center (German abbreviation IBZ) to discuss the recent developments in the field of high speed forming. A total of nine sessions with numerous presentations was headed by Professor Tekkaya from the IUL as well as by Professor Glenn Daehn from The Ohio State University. Within this context, the topics “process analysis and simulation”, “tools and machines”, “material testing”, and “joining and welding” were covered.

During the breaks an exhibition provided the possibility for the sponsors to show their skills in terms of machines and measurement techniques with regard to impulse forming processes. In the evening of the first conference day a banquet at Signal Iduna Park – the “most beautiful stadium in the world” – inspired the participants coming from Europe, Asia, and North America. After the conference dinner, professor and book author Metin Tolan amusingly explained the physics of football.

All conference papers are available free of charge via the online repository “Eldorado” of TU Dortmund University. In his concluding remarks Professor Tekkaya thanked all participants for their contributions and a successful conference. Finally, the eighth edition of the biannual ICHSF was announced, which will be held in the Midwestern region of the United States of America in spring 2018.