Model Based Control for Smart Forming Processes
12 and 13 October 2017, Enschede, The Netherlands

Forming Technology Forum is a 2-day conference with a limited number of carefully selected presentations and sufficient time for in-depth discussion. The forum is organized annually and each year a different theme is selected.

The theme of FTF 2017 is MODEL BASED CONTROL FOR SMART FORMING PROCESSES. Please click for the flyer.

Presentations are expected to cover several of the following topics:


  • Flexible forming
  • Coupled actuator systems


  • Workpiece measurements
  • Process measurements
  • State estimation


  • Physics-based models
  • Data-driven models
  • Numerical model order reduction
  • Hybrid models

Control systems

  • Feedback control
  • Feedforward control
  • Robustness and stability


  • Multistage forming
  • Flexible forming
  • Metal and composite forming
  • Mass customization

We are looking forward to a fruitful and inspiring conference!

Forming Technology Forum Organising Committee
Prof.Dr. Ton van den Boogaard, University of Twente, Enschede (chairman FTF2017)
Prof.Dr. Pavel Hora, Institute for Virtual Manufacturing, ETH, Zurich
Prof.Dr. Wolfram Volk, Technische Universit√§t M√ľnchen, Munich