Sheet Metal Forming Workshop

Workshop Objective

This event serves as a follow-up to the first Sheet Metal Forming Workshop held at Northwestern University in May 2015. The report from this event can be found here.

The workshop objectives are to bring together a select group of key academic and industry leaders to discuss and identify critical gaps, technology advancements, and innovations that could transform sheet metal forming. The program will launch a roadmapping process to guide and stimulate action to enhance the industry and U.S. competitiveness.

Workshop Background

Widely used in many industries, sheet metal forming is responsible for more than 7% of U.S. GDP. It plays an essential role in enabling global market competitiveness and manufacturing by how it impacts cost, development cycle and energy use; and has been identified as one of the eleven critical technology areas in the 2012 President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report to the President.

This workshop is an important element of a broader initiative to develop comprehensive national technology roadmaps in a wide range of technologies sponsored by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) AMTech program. Two years ago a number of distinguished organizations, including Northwestern University, were awarded grants to lead roadmapping activities.

Event Details         

6pm October 27 - 3pm October 28, 2016

Squamscott Room, Holloway Commons, 75 Main St, Durham, NH 03824

Holloway Commons Conference Room
Holloway Commons Squamscott Room

Key Information

  • Registration: 
    Register here for this event.
  • Hotel Reservations: 
    Book your room by Oct. 14 at the
    Holiday Inn Express here.