The conference

Primliminary Program ICNFT 2018
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The International Conference on New Forming Technology (ICNFT) is a forum for researchers and professional practitioners to exchange ideas and experience and to discuss aspects of leading-edge novel forming technologies designed to meet the needs of manufacturing industry in present and future years. The 5th ICNFT will feature special new forming topics as well as the final colloquium of the DFG Collaborative Research Center SFB 747  Micro Cold Forming and also an intermediate colloquium of the DFG Priority Programme 1676 Dry Metal Forming.


Key Note Speakers

Dorel Banabic


Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania


"Applications of the Gurson’s model in sheet metal forming"




North-western University, Illinois, USA


"From dieless forming to smart tooling"

Ming Wang Fu


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hongkong, China


"A review of progressive and compound forming of bulk microparts by using sheet metals"

Michael Schmidt


University of Erlangen, Germany


"Enhancing the laser beam welding process by a superimposed beam oscillation"

Erman Tekkaya



University of Dortmund, Germany


"Metal forming: The paradise of innovations"





Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

"An integrated precise engineering for micro forming"




RWTH Aachen, Germany


"Laser beam welding vs. conventional welding  - Technical process by competition"

FRANk e. pfeffer-korn


University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA


"Surface functionalization by laser remelting"

Technical Tours and Touristic Programme

Photo: BTZ Bremen

Technical Tour ‐ Mercedes‐Benz factory Bremen

Discover what makes Mercedes‐Benz cars so
remarkable and see for yourself how a Mercedes is
built! Find out what makes Mercedes‐Benz cars so
special and take a look behind the scenes at one of the
most modern automotive factories in the world,
witnessing the genesis of the SL, SLK, C‐Class, E‐Class
Coupé and the all‐terrain GLC. You can visit the biggest
production of cars of the Daimler company in Bremen.

Photo: Sabine Nollmann

Guided city walk in Bremen


Explore Bremen´s special attractions and find out
about Bremen, its buildings, history and people. You
will see the famous town musicians as well as the
impressive town hall, belonging to the UNESCO world
heritage sites. You stroll along the river side and your guide will take you to the hidden small streets of the oldest quarter of Bremen, called Schnoor.

Photo: BTZ Bremen

Farewell Dinner on "Beck's Ship" -
historical sailing ship "Alexander von Humboldt"

Look foward to a sociable evening on the famous
squarerigger „Alexander von Humboldt“ and enjoy a dinner together as buffet in a rustic atmosphere with original Beck's beer to finish your three conference days.


BIAS - Bremer Institut für angewandte Strahltechnik GmbH

Klagenfurter Str. 5
28359  Bremen 

Phone:   +49 421 218 58000

Fax:        +49 421 218 58063

E-mail:       info@icnft2018.com


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