What we do
The European Scientific Association for material FORMing -ESAFORM- is a non-profit scientific association. It was founded in January 1997 with the aim to propagate interest for all types of materials and all topics connected to Material Forming.
The 27th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming (ESAFORM 2024) will be hosted by the Clément Ader Institute (ICA, CNRS UMR 5312) and ENIT (ENI Tarbes – LGP Production Engineering Laboratory). It will be held in Toulouse (France), at the Pierre Baudis Convention Center between 24-26th April 2024.
Within the association, forming has an open definition and includes any process that changes a materials’ shape.
ESAFORM in the recent years has established protocols of cooperation with national and international associations related to Material Forming.
Prizes and Awards
ESAFORM offers a wide range of prizes awarding its members with great contribution to the field for researchers, industrial relevant doctors, and doctoral students.
The Board of Directors is responsible for leading the association and is partly renewed every other year.
In cooperation with Springer, Esaform launched the International Journal of Material Forming in 2007 and the ESAFORM Book series in Material Forming in 2014.
ESAFORM offers a wide range of supporting grants for its members ranging from financial support in writing EU proposals over traveling of young researchers to workshop funding and support in the execution of benchmarks.
We connect researchers in academic and industrial research laboratories.
We stimulate applied research and spread scientific information on material forming. We promote the interests of the material forming research community.
Participation in the annual conference includes a one-year membership. A direct application for membership, without conference participation, can be submitted here.