FTF - Forming Technology Forum

The FTF - Forming Technology Forum is an annual conference on current topics in forming technology. It is held alternately in Twente, Zurich and Munich.

The FTF sets itself apart from other similarly focused conferences with its highly interactive, supportive and collaborative environment that is achieved by keeping the number of parallel sessions to a minimum and encouraging lively discussions after each talk. It is common that the discussions continue at the conference dinner and strong international bonds are formed between the participants.

The 13th Forming Technology Forum has been postponed to 2022, 21./22. September. It will be organized by Ton van den Boogaard, University of Twente.

For more information see here.

The FTF is usually organized in turn by Wolfram Volk (TUM), Ton van den Boogaard (Uni Twente) and Dirk Mohr (ETH Zurich), as successor to Pavel Hora.

Stamping Technology Congress

The Stamping Technology Congress is organised by the KIST Competence and Innovation Centre for Stamping Technology in cooperation with the TUM Chair of Forming Technology and Foundry. At this event, which takes place annually in the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, the latest trends in stamping technology are addressed and presented in specialist lectures by competent speakers.

The Stamping Technology Congress is aimed equally at those interested in production, development and company management and offers specialist lectures covering a wide range of topics.
Conference language: German

In April 2022, the Stamping Technology Congress organized by KIST e.V. and the utg finally took place again in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle. On 25 and 26 April 2022, representatives from industry and research came together to find out about the latest trends in stamping technology.

This year's program focused on the changes in production and society under the headings of:

  • Innovative stamping technology
  • Paradigm shifts or phrases
  • Strategy for increasing tool life
  • Turbulent times

The 14 expert lectures dealt with topics such as sustainability aspects, increasing efficiency and quality, digitalisation, and new products in manufacturing. Prof. Jan Wörner, President of acatech, provided a broader view in his lecture "Digital Transformation - The New Normal" and Carsten Cramer, Managing Director of BVB, with the unusual perspective "More than just a football club - BVB as an economic factor".

Representatives from the industry debated the current turbulent times at an overly exciting discussion panel. The focus here was on the resulting challenges for companies: from supply bottlenecks to short-time work to social responsibility in times of Ukraine war and the Covid 19 pandemic.

Another focal point at every Stamping Technology Congress is the excellently presented trade exhibition. It enabled a close and now again personal exchange with the companies. The evening event in the BVB stadium was also used to maintain and establish contacts. It was a great congress with over 250 participants. Everyone was incredibly pleased to make personal contact following the long break.

We are already looking forward to the 13. Stamping Technology Congress next year.