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The International Journal of Material Forming

We are happy to announce that the impact factor for the International Journal of Material Forming for 2016 has grown to 1.978.

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ESAFORM 2018 International Conference

The 21st International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming – ESAFORM 2018 will be held in Palermo, Italy between 23rd and 25th of April, 2018.

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Summer School on Sheet Metal Advanced Research & Teaching

SMART is a summer school organised by University of Palermo (DTMPIG) and the Institute of Manufacturing Technology (LFT) of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. The school addresses young researchers and PhD students whose research interests are focussed on sheet metal forming.

Dates: September 2nd - 7th, 2018. For more information see www.lft.fau.de/SMART/

Severe Plastic Deformation Technology

Severe Plastic Deformation Technology, edited by A. Rosochowski, published by Whittles Publishing, Scotland, 2017.

ISBN 978-184995-091-6

Publisher link: http://www.whittlespublishing.com/Severe_Plastic_Deformation_Technology


The book is first to cover the engineering aspects of severe plastic deformation (SPD) technology used to refine grain structure in metallic materials. The fundamentals of both the well-known and novel SPD processes are explained and the engineering know-how required for successful implementation of these processes revealed. The principles of each SPD technique are explained and insight provided into the mechanics of material deformation and microstructural changes. The equipment used for SPD processing is described including machines and tools. The book is intended for students and researchers working in the field of refining grain structure of metals by SPD. By explaining the engineering aspects of SPD, it enables the best SPD process to be chosen for a given application thus avoiding time-consuming and wasteful trials. It also encourages metal forming researchers and material scientists to work together in order to improve existing and develop new SPD processes. Finally, this book is also for industrial engineers, who will ultimately be using the SPD technology for mass production of metals with refined grain structure and improved properties.

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