The 23rd International Conference on Material Forming ESAFORM 2020 will take place virtually on 4th-6th May 2020

Dr. Javad Hazrati from University of Twente will coordinate the mini-symposium on “Tribology in Sheet Metal Forming Processes” for the first time at ESAFORM in collaboration with M2i, University of Mondragon and Falex Tribology. The mini-symposium received a great interest with 12 high quality full papers from the leading researchers in sheet metal forming.

During the mini-symposium, researchers from academia and industry will present and discuss new advances in modeling and controlling friction in sheet metal forming and new developments in lubricants and coatings for cold and hot stamping processes.

The mini-symposium will also mark the end of the ASPECT project, funded from INTERREG North-West Europe Programme and coordinated by M2i.