4th International Conference on New Forming Technology (ICNFT2015)

6th to 9th August, 2015, Crowne Plaza Glasgow, Scotland, UK


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Conference Update/News

  1. The final version of the “Conference Programme” and “Information Pack” of the conference has now been emailed to all participants. If any participant has not received the programme and the information pack please contact the conference administrator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). Each participant will also receive a hard copy of those two documents at the registration desk of the conference (updated in 02/08/2015).

  2. The Conference “Information Pack” contains all necessary information for attending the conference, and please pay attention to the “Day tour information” which is given in this document, if you have confirmed your attendance to those day-tours organised by the conference, especially on the pick-up points and departure time of each tour (updated in 02/08/2015).  

  3. Provisional Conference Programme has now been emailed to the participants. If any participant has not received the programme please contact the conference administrator. Any potential participant who wishes to view the programme please also contact the Conference Administrator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) (updated in 17/06/2015).

  4. Information on the Booking of Accommodation at Crowne Plaza, Glasgow, has been updated in the page “Venue, Accommodation and Events”. Conference participants are urged to book their accommodation as soon as possible (updated in 10/03/2015).

  5. Conference Papers Publication Update: The Conference Proceedings, including the hard copies, will be published by EDP Sciences, through the MATEC Web of Conferences. The papers will be indexed in Google Scholar, CAS, Compendex, Inspec, DOAJ, CPCI (Web of Science) and Scopus (updated in 19/02/2015).

  6. Instruction and documents for full paper submission are now available from the “Paper Submission” page where you can download new "Paper Template" and "Copyright Form" (updated in 19/02/2015).

  7. The deadline for submitting full papers will be the 31st March 2015. Authors are urged to treat this as an absolute deadline due to a strict publishing procedure and dates of the delivery of the articles to be implemented by the publisher.

  8. Conference Registration has been opened (go to “Registration” page) (updated in 04/02/2015).

  9. The keynote speeches confirmed have been updated (updated in 04/02/2015).

  10. The special sessions have been updated (updated 03/01/2015).



Conference Mission


The 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 former three ICNFT conferences were held in China in 2004, in Germany in 2007, and in China 2012 respectively. The 4th ICNFT will focus not only on research, development and applications of new forming technology, but also on latest achievements in forming composites and other advanced high-performance materials. Delegates will have an opportunity to exchange thoughts and opinions on technological trends and future challenges, and will be encouraged to discuss cultural perspectives of globalization as well as international collaboration perspectives.





Conference Topics

NEW Forming Technologies

Forming of NEW Materials

Flexible forming

Incremental forming

Light metals (aluminium, magnesium, titanium, Ni-based alloys)

Microforming and Nanoforming

Intermetallic materials


Porous metals, metal foams and structures

Hot sheet-metal forming

Functionally graded/multi-function materials/structures

New bulk-forming processes

Advanced magnetic materials

Laser-assisted forming

Bio-compatible materials

Novel joining process by forming

Metallic nanomaterials

New casting processes

Ceramics, SMAs and Superconductive materials

New powder metallurgy processes

Other new materials

Other innovative forming-processes

New materials models and applications

New tool designs and tooling techniques

Life-cycle engineering

New equipment & future factories

Sustainable manufacturing




















Highlights of the Conference


§    Prestigious keynote speakers invited by the conference

§    Information on state-of-the-art of new forming technologies

§    Special sessions from high-profile, EU funded projects

§    Visit to “Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC)” in Glasgow

§    Celebration of Prof. Frank Travis’ 80th birthday

§    Organised tour in Scotland