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 five predecessors, the ICHSF 2014 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 6th International Conference on High Speed Forming (ICHSF 2014) is organized in cooperation of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of KAIST and the Institut of Forming Technology and Lightweight Construction (IUL) of TU Dortmund University.

Department of Mechanical Engineering of KAIST

More information to be announced

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 2013 (~4 MB).


July 8th, 2014

Proceedings of ICHSF 2014

March 4th, 2014

Preliminary program online

February 4th, 2014

Registration form

August 21st, 2013

1st announcment
of ICHSF 2014