About the Conference

The KONTECH conference entitled ADVANCED FORMING TECHNOLOGIES AND NANOSTRUCTURED MATETRIALS is a continuation of the periodic KONTECH conference entitled “Design and technology of drawpieces and die stampings” organized by Metal Forming Institute in the period of 1973-2010.

The first conference “Design and technology of drawpieces and die stampings” was organized on

25-26.05.1973 on the occasion of the Year of Polish Science. Its title is corresponded to the thematic scope of cold forming processes, in particular sheet metal forming and solid forming, including accompanying subjects – tool design, machine selection, manufacturing quality, automation of processes and lubrication. The evolution of science and economy has resulted in that both the character of the and its thematic scope have changed during the period of almost 40 years.

The first conference under the changed title took place on 6-9.05.2012.

Today, the conference is an important event of international character and significance and its thematic scope comprises matters of material engineering in non-metallurgical metal forming, including solid forming, sheet metal forming, technologies of forming parts of powder materials, nanotechnologies, engineering nanomaterials, biotechnologies, biomaterials, matters involving machines and tools, as well as friction and lubrication.

The purpose of the conference is to create a platform for direct meeting of experts – representatives of industry and applied science and for exchange of their knowledge and experience, as well as to promote innovative solutions in the field of non-metallurgical metal forming, material engineering and related fields.

XX International Scientific and Technical Conference KONTECH – ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES AND FORMING NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS was particularly solemn, since it was a part of the celebration of the 65th Metal Forming Institute’s anniversary Jubilee.