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.

Next Conference

The 28th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming (ESAFORM 2025) will be jointly hosted by Prof Pierpaolo Carlone (University of Salerno) and Profs Domenico Umbrello & Luigino Filice (University of Calabria). It will be held in Paestum (Italy), at Hotel Ariston Paestum between 6-9th May 2025.

Material Forming

Within the association, forming has an open definition and includes any process that changes a materials’ shape.

International

ESAFORM in the recent years has established protocols of cooperation with national and international associations related to Material Forming.

Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee safeguards the scientific quality of the ESAFORM conferences.

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.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for leading the association and is partly renewed every other year.

Publications

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 Grants

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.

LATEST NEWS

The second Esaform webinar of the 2024 series

The second Esaform webinar of the 2024 series will be held on March 25, 2024  (3:00 p.m., CET) by Prof. Lukasz Madej on “Computational microstructure design: harnessing the synergy of experimental and numerical investigations”.  For details of the speaker and the...

The first Esaform webinar of the 2024 series

The first Esaform webinar of the 2024 series will be held on January 22, 2024  (3:00 p.m., CET) by Prof. Joost Duflou on “Towards more sustainable manufacturing: Forming as industrial symbiosis route for material recovery”.  For details of the speaker and the abstract...

The second Esaform webinar of the 2023 series

The second Esaform webinar of the 2023 series will be held on September 20, 2023  (3:00 p.m., CET) by Prof. Stepan V. Lomov on “Fibre (mis) orientation identified via XCT and structure tensor-based image analysis”.  For details of the speaker and the abstract of the...

The first Esaform webinar of the 2023 series

The first Esaform webinar of the 2023 series will be held on July 14, 2023  (3:00 p.m., CET) by Prof. Anne Marie Habraken on “About the virtual design of materials”.  For details of the speaker, Prof. Anne Marie Habraken, and the abstract of the talk, please download...

Best Communication Award 2023

Starting from 2020, ESAFORM presents a “Best communication award” for papers and presentations at the annual ESAFORM conference. The aim of this award is to promote research activities in material forming and young researchers, engaged in a PhD activity, to help them...

Our objectives

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.

Membership

Participation in the annual conference includes a one-year membership. A direct application for membership, without conference participation, can be submitted here.

 

 

BOOKS

ESAFORM Bookseries in Material Forming

This series publishes monographs and carefully edited books on every aspect covered by the European Scientific Association for Material Forming (ESAFORM). Like its supporting association, this collection acts as a tool for promoting applied research in University and Industry, spreading scientific information, and developing education in all aspects related to material forming in its broadest sense. Read more…
One of the major achievement of the ESAFORM association was the launching of an international journal. The International Journal of Forming Processes (Lavoisier) was for many years (1998-2007) the official journal of the ESAFORM association. However, the ESAFORM Board of Directors decided in 2007 to launch a new journal trying to enhance the international visibility and impact of published papers. Read more…

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