Prof. Matthias Kleiner initiated the Conference on High Speed Forming (ICHSF) in 2002. Since the first ICHSF, which was held in Dortmund, this biannual conference has become one of the major events for high speed forming technologies and its applications. Like its four predecessors, the ICHSF 2012 shall provide scientists, manufacturers, industrial operators as well as other interested persons an international forum for the exchange of experience and knowledge. The topics covered by the conference will reach from new developments in impulse forming to current industrial applications of these processes to future aims of high speed forming.


Prof. Matthias Kleiner

Institute of Forming Technology
and Lightweight Construction


The 5th International Conference on High Speed Forming (ICHSF 2012) is organized in cooperation of the Institute of Forming Technology and Lightweight Construction (IUL) of TU Dortmund University and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the Ohio State University.

Institute of Forming Technology and Lightweight Construction (IUL), TU Dortmund University, Dortmund, Germany

A major scientific focus of our Institute in terms of research and academic teaching is "forming technology and lightweight construction". Furthermore, research and teaching activities do not only cover the whole range of forming technology aspects, sensor technology, measurement techniques, and applied information technologies, but also projects including e.g. working media based forming, high speed forming, curved profile extrusion, bending technologies, incremental sheet metal forming, thin sheet metal forming, and FEM process simulation.

Research activities at the IUL are organized in five departments: Sheet Metal Forming, Bulk Metal Forming, Bending, Non-Conventional Forming and Applied Mechanics in Forming Technologies, focusing on the following objectives:

  • extended process limits
  • short process chains
  • controlled processes
  • secured quality of products
  • flexible production
  • lightweight construction by forming technology

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Details are given in the Activity Report 2010 (~2 MB).

Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), The Ohio State University, Columbus, United States of America

Prof. Glenn Daehn's research group at The Ohio State University has been studying impulse forming methods including electrohydraulic forming, electromagnetic forming as well as other processes since 1989. Special areas of interest include: the effect of velocity and strain rate on formability; instrumentation with laser velocimetry and use of instrumented experiments to determine material constitutive behavior; impulse joining by crimping and welding; and springback control by means of impulse.


April 2nd, 2012

Technical exhibition finalized

March 30th, 2012

Conference program finalized

October 6th, 2011

Manuscript submission system online

July 11th, 2011

1st announcment
of ICHSF 2012

June 17th, 2011

ICHSF 2012 website online

June 1st, 2011

Scientific Committee complete