APT played host this week to over 400 delegates at the 20th annual International ESAFORM Conference on Materials Forming. ESAFORM is an association with the mission to stimulate applied and fundamental research in the field of material forming. Its annual conference, is used to achieve one of the main goals of ESAFORM: to spread scientific and technological information related to material forming within academic and industrial communities.
The conference was held within the Helix and part of the Business School here in DCU. The conference covered numerous disciplines related to material forming including all kind of materials (metals, polymers, ceramics and composites), processes (traditional and new forming processes), scales (nano, micro, macro and meso) and approaches (modelling, simulation, experiments, etc.). The conference brought together specialists from academia and industry from all around the world, to discuss the latest technological innovations and recent achievements in material forming.
The conference banquet was held in the fantastic Guinness Storehouse, where many of our international visitors got to sample the ‘local brew’. Delegates were also treated to some traditional Irish entertainment in the form of live music and Irish dancing.