14 - 16 APRIL, 2021, ONLINE


24th International Conference on Material Forming

ESAFORM is an association with the mission to stimulate applied and fundamental research in the field of material forming. Its annual conference, the International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming, is used to achieve one of the main goals of ESAFORM: to spread scientific and technological information related to material forming within academic and industry. The next conference will be held online on 14-16 April 2021.

The conference will be held online

A pleasant event mixing scientific and informal moments, live and on-demand presentations. 

Due to the major disturbances caused worldwide by COVID-19, we unfortunately cannot go forward with our plans of hosting a physical conference in Liege. We regret not being able to meet in person and exchange our ideas, however the ESAFORM 2021 conference will be held online during the originally planned dates through a virtual platform. 

Online conference highlights :
  • 10 live sessions (plenary speakers, opening session, etc.)
  • Networking during the coffee breaks
  • Meeting rooms
  • Constant access to the videos of the presentations (243 selected papers)
  • and many more

Registrations are open until 5 April.

Join our Slack to discuss with other participants!


Update : Benchmark

periment and Analysis of Aluminum Cup Drawing Test will be the first ESAFORM Benchmark organized by
Frederic Barlat , Oana Cazacu, Anne Marie Habraken, Toshihiko Kuwabara, Augusto Lopes, Marta Oliveira, Abel Santos and lead by Gabriela Vincze. The originality of this proposal is that experimental data will be shared to allow each participant to identify himself his material data set for the model he used. The material selected for this benchmark is polycrystalline aluminum alloy 6016-T4 with a strong (100)[001] (cube) texture component and enhanced anisotropy, which is seen as an ideal example to test the capability of constitutive models.

All details about this benchmark and its participation are online!


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