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Forming Technology Network Bulk 2022 - Hybrid Conference

Topics / Important Dates / Organizing Committee

New Developments in Bulk Metal Forming

The ForTech Bulk 2022 will be held as a hybrid conference. 

About ForTech Bulk 2022

The very well known International conference “New developments in forging technology” got a new name: ForTech Bulk! This short form expresses “Forum technology network Bulk”, which exhaustively is focusing on networking within the forgers community on a new level. Since the late 70s the Institute for metal forming technology in a two years period is organizing its highly attended, well known international conference on bulk metal forming technology. This series of conferences belongs to the most important venues being attended by leading research and production specialists in the field of forging technology. Members of this community from all over the world regularly meet for fruitful discussions combined with short presentations about new and challenging technical topics in forging.

As we are going to announce and organize our next venue on May 18
th and 19th 2022 we prepared a conference programme containing more than 20 short contributions separated into different conference sessions. Contributions on recent changes and developments in the field of European forging suppliers, new solutions in digitisation of
forging processes, advances in simulation of hot and cold forging and fresh researchideas are new  forging processes will enrich the extensive conference programme.

Obviously to extrapolate the impact of present political and economic impact on the forging business might be understood as the main focus of conference. Beside market assessments, share of new knowledge and exchange of opinions the main goal of venue is to foster a tight network within the forgers community. It is intended on the one hand to bring together industry and academia in a well-managed hybrid event and to include foreigners, friends from abroad and global market participants on the other hand. For that very reason we feel engaged to fulfil mutual expectations: to host technicians, planners, specialists, management from industry and researchers for 1 ½ days at our university and to distribute efficiently given presentation to our international audience.

Please be aware that you can take part to the conference by booking a booth to advertise your competencies and capabilities during both conference days. Alternatively, you like to increase your international visibility by sponsoring the conference, please attend the website “The Sponsors Prospectus” to be found by a link given on the conference
website. Finally, I cordially like to invite you to join our venue physically, since almost 8 exhibiting companies booked a booth and one took the sponsor platinum sponsorship.

Personal contact is the most valuable relationship to our friends, colleagues and to meet
new individuals, being so important for our business!

Topics & Sessions of the ForTech Bulk 2022


Topic / Mini Symposia


Robust process design and adaptive control of cold, semi hot and hot bulk forming


Prediction and control of product and assembly properties by simulation


Digitalization in tooling and intelligent tools


Sustainability and circular economy through digitalization


Smart production technologies, IOT and Machine Learning

Important Dates for Submission

Deadline specification Date
Abstract - Submission (Scientific Paper & online presentation)
until February 13, 2022
Abstract Acceptance February 20, 2022
Scientific Paper - Submission until April 10, 2022
Presentation - Upload of all video recordings April 17, 2022
Conference May 18  - May 19, 2022

Organizing Committee

Mathias Liewald, Chair

Tahsin Deliktas, Organizing Office

Abstract Submission

Please submit your abstract only using the input mask of the ConfTool-platform until January 30, 2022. More information can be found at www.ifu.uni-stuttgart.de/en/fortech or by contacting the conference organizers. Contributions given only in the form of a presentation must also be registered with an abstract.

Conference programme

The conference programme of the ForTech Bulk 2022 is available now! Please visit www.ifu.uni-stuttgart.de/en/fortech regularly for updates!


For the sponsors of the ForTech Bulk 2022, the conference organizers in Stuttgart will make best effort to deliver your latest company information, your newest products and services in a more diverse and efficient way to participant’s home and abroad. Please visit our ForTech Bulk homepage for sponsoring opportunities or contact the organizers for further information.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts and welcoming you and your colleagues to ForTech Bulk in May 2022.



ForTech Bulk 2022 Organizing Committee

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