Cold Forging is one of the most important chipless manufacturing technologies to produce parts used in many industries like automotive industry, mechanical or electrical engineering. The International Cold Forging Congresses (ICFC) as the premier gathering in this technology field are held once every five years under the auspices of the International Cold Forging Group (ICFG) with venues alternating between Germany and the UK.
The 10th ICFC provides a key forum for dissemination of leading edge technologies and includes a presentation of state-of-the-art equipment for the manufacture of precision cold forged parts, together with demonstrations of current manufacturing processes and operations. It aims to stimulate contact between specialists active in academic research and industrial development in all areas of cold forging technologies and to promote scientific exchange within the European Community and between Europe and other parts of the world. In support of an enhanced industrial involvement it promotes topics of high industrial relevance. Therefore the ICFC is an excellent opportunity especially for young researchers such as graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral students to present their scientific work to an international audience, to learn about state-of-the-art topics and to engage into discussions with high reputed researchers from academic and industry. Female researchers were especially encouraged to participate by the organisers. The conference gives existing European R&D consortia and networks the opportunity to present their achievements and promotes the creation of new European networks of cold forging scientist. This makes Europe an attractive location for research and supports the involvement of young researchers.