Forming specialists to meet in Hannover

Forming technology specialist and host of the colloquium: Professor Bernd-Arno Behrens. (Photo: IPH)

IFUM | On the occasion of the 22nd Forming Colloquium Hannover (Umformtechnisches Kolloquium Hannover, UKH), specialists from fields related to research, production and management will meet on 15 and 16 March 2017 under the motto "Innovation Potential in Forming Technology" to discuss recent developments and future challenges related to forming technology.

In 2017, again about 200 participants are expected to attend the colloquium. The event will join scientific and industrial decision-makers for the 22nd time. The focus of the first day will be on bulk metal forming, whereas the agenda for the second day will concentrate on sheet metal forming.

The key aspects of both days will be "Innovative Processes and Machines for Sheet Metal and Bulk Metal Forming", "Process Design and Optimization" as well as "Production of High-Performance Hybrid Components". A guided tour of the institute and an accompanying poster session will complete the agenda.

Programme and registration form can be found on the website Please note the early bird fees available until 10 December 2016.

The colloquium is hosted by the Hannover Research Institute for Manufacturing Issues (Hannoversches Forschungsinstitut für Fertigungsfragen e.V., HFF) and the Institute of Forming Technology and Machines (Institut für Umformtechnik und Umformmaschinen, IFUM), both headed by Professor Bernd-Arno Behrens. The venue is the Maritim Airport Hotel Hannover.

by Tim Matthias and Masood Jalanesh

Image gallery for this article

  • Forming technology specialist and host of the colloquium: Professor Bernd-Arno Behrens. (Photo: IPH)
  • Nearly 200 participants attended the colloquium in 2014. The event takes place every three years. (Photo: IFUM)
  • The programme of the Forming Colloquium includes talks and a poster session. (Photo: IFUM)
  • Opening session 2014: Professor Jürgen Leohold (left) and Professor Bernd-Arno Behrens. (Photo: IFUM)
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