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 25th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming – ESAFORM 2022 – will be organized by Dr. Gabriela Vincze from the University of Aveiro, Portugal, and Prof. Frédéric Barlat from Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea, between 27. and 29. of April 2022, in Braga, Portugal.

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 ongoing 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 third Esaform webinar

The third Esaform webinar will be held on December 7 (3:00 p.m, CET) by Prof. Toshihiko Kuwabara on “Advanced Material Testing Methods for Sheet Metals-Review of linear and nonlinear stress path experiments”.  For details of the speaker, Prof. Toshihiko Kuwabara, and...

ESAFORM supported thematic workshop

We are pleased to invite you to the ESAFORM-supported thematic workshop “Material Testing 2.0: Innovative Information-rich material testing”, a seminar jointly organized by OCAS and KU Leuven with the support of ESAFORM. This is a hybrid event that you can attend...

The second Esaform webinar

Following the successful first Esaform webinar, The second one will be held on September 28 (4:00 p.m, CET) by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Luise Kärger on “Macroscopic Forming Simulation of Dry and Impregnated Textiles”.  For details of the speaker, Prof. Luise Kärger and the...

The first Esaform webinar 

The first Esaform webinar will be held on July 13 (4:00 p.m, CET) by Prof. Dermot Brabazon on “Digitisation of metal AM for part microstructure and property control”.  For details of the speaker, Prof Dermot Brabazon and the abstract of the talk, please download the...

Best Communication Awards 2022

Starting in 2020, the Board of Directors of ESAFORM has decided to create the Best Communication Awards for papers and presentations at the annual ESAFORM conference. The aim of this award is to promote research activities in material forming and help young...

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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