Date: March 16-19, 2009
Venue: Kyoto Terrsa, Kyoto, Japan
Organized by the Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity

Last updated: March 20, 2009


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  • March 20, 2009: The 5th ISPF was held successfuly with your kindly cooperation! Photo gallery is opend in the homepage.
  • March 20, 2009: The 2009 ISPF Award for the Most Outstanding Presentation was awarded to,
    • Mr. Tomoyoshi Maeno (Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan); Reduction of Friction in Forging of Plates by Load Oscillation
    • Mr. Nooman Ben Khalifa (Dormund University, Germany); Basic Investigations of Twisted and Helical Profile Extrusion of Aluminum Alloys
The "JSTP International Prize for R&D in Precision Forging" was established in 1996 to promote research and development in precision forging and other net shape forming methods with a fund donated by Nichidai Corporation. The fourth prize is to be given to Prof. T.A. Dean and Prof. R. Kopp at the 9th ICTP (Gyeongju, Korea) in September, 2008. Past prize winners of JSTP International Prize;

  Prize winners
1st (1996) Prof. H. Kudo and Prof. T. Altan
2nd (1999) Prof. K. Lange and Dr. H. Pugh
3rd (2002) Prof. K. Kondo and Prof. M. Geiger
4th (2005) Prof. N. Bay and Prof. K. Osakada
5th (2008) Prof. T.A. Dean and Prof. R. Kopp

As an associated event of the Prize, an "International Seminar on Precision Forging" (ISPF) will be held in Kyoto, Japan from March 16 to 19, 2009. ISPF was held in Osaka (1997, 2000), Nagoya (2004) and Nara (2006), respectively. In the seminar, about 10 active researchers/engineers reviewed the recent development of precision forging technology, and the invited young researchers/engineers introduced their own activities. There were about 100 participants at each seminar. The programs and further information of 1st-4th ISPF are listed as following;

  Date Place Program
1st March 31-April 3, 1997 Osaka Program
2nd May 15-18, 2000 Osaka Program
3rd March 15-18, 2004 Nagoya Homepage
4th March 21-24, 2006 Nara Homepage

This seminar consists of keynote lectures by the prize winners and guest speakers, and oral/poster presentations by invited young researchers/engineers in order to lead the new technology. After the seminar, factory visit (Nichidai and some hot/cold forging factories) will be arranged.
About 30 young researchers/engineers under 35 years old will be invited to the seminar by providing travel grants. The invited young researchers/engineers have to present their papers/posters at the seminar.
Travel grant for young researchers/engineers
The lowest international air fare from the nearest airport of your working place to Osaka and the hotel charge during the seminar will be granted. For the application to the grant, please use the attached application form. The result whether the applicant is invited with travel grant or not, and the amount of the grant will be notified until December 10, 2008.
Application form for travel grant: [MS Word] [PDF]
General participants
We would like to welcome about 50 experienced researchers/engineers regardless their ages, and they are expected to give some comments and some discussions at this seminar. For general participants, this seminar may be also good opportunity to acquire new forging technology. (For general participants, we will keep the accommodations and meals, but will not grant the expenses for the travel, hotel fees and meals.)
Application form for general participants: [MS Word] [PDF]
November 1, 2008 --> November 10, 2008 Deadline for application to the travel grant
December 10, 2008 Announcement of the acceptance
February 1, 2009 Deadline for full papers
March 15, 2009 Early registration at Kyoto Daiichi Hotel
March 16 and 17, 2009 Lectures and presentations at Kyoto Terrsa
March 18, 2009 Visit to industries; Toyota Motor Corporation, Ohmi Press Works & Forging Co.,Ltd.
March 19, 2008 Visit to industries; Sakamura Machine Co.,Ltd., Nichidai Corporation

Lecturers (tentative)
  • Prof. T.A. Dean, The University of Birmingham, UK
  • Prof. R. Kopp, University of Technology Aachen, Germany
  • Prof. T. Ishikawa, Nagoya University, Japan
  • Prof. R.S. Lee, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  • Prof. A.E. Tekkaya, Dortmund University, Germany
  • Dr. M. Haensel, Thyssenkrupp Presta AG, Liechtenstein
  • Dr. S. Isogawa, Daido Steel Co.,Ltd, Japan
  • Prof. K. Kuzman, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Prof. K. Kondo, Toyota Technological Institute, Japan
  • Prof. K. Osakada, Osaka University, Japan
  • Mr. T. Nakano, Aida Engineering, Ltd., Japan
  • Mr. K. Morishita, Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan
Dr. Kazuhiko Kitamura
Secretary, The Organizing Committee of 5th ISPF
Associate Professor
Nagoya Institute of Technology
Gokiso-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8555, Japan
Fax: +81-52-735-5342
E-mail: secretary[at] (Please change [at] to @)
Detailed information
Venue and access information
ISPF Award for the Most Outstanding Presentation
  • Purpose: The "2009 ISPF Award for the Most Outstanding Presentation" is established to encourage young researchers/engineers and will be awarded to the impressive oral/poster presentations of invited young researchers/engineers.
  • Candidate: All invited young researchers/engineers of the 4th ISPF
  • Judges: Prize winners of the "2008 JSTP International Prize for R&D in Precision Forging" and some of the invited keynote lecturers of the 4th ISPF
  • Prize: A certificate will be granted. The winner(s) will be announced at the farewell party of the 5th ISPF.
  • Past winners:
    • Mr. Dirk Breuer (RWTH Aachen, Germany); Prediction of Ductile Fracture in Cold Forming Processes with the Finite Element Method and Artificial Neural Networks
    • Mr. Karl Haeussler (Thyssen Krupp Presta AG, Liechtenstein); Improvement of Service Life of Cold Forging Tools - Aspects of Structural FEM Analysis, Material Selection and Tool Manufacturing
About Kyoto
Organizing Committee of 5th ISPF
  • Prof. T. Ishikawa (Chairman), Nagoya University, Japan
  • Prof. K. Osakada, Osaka University, Japan
  • Prof. T. Nakamura, Shizuoka University, Japan
  • Dr. S. Isogawa, Daido Steel Co.,Ltd, Japan
  • Mr. H. Yoshimura, Forgenet Corporation, Japan
  • Mr. S. Hamaya, Nichidai Corporation, Japan
  • Dr. K. Kitamura (Secretary), Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Dr. N. Yukawa (Secretary), Nagoya University, Japan
  • Dr. Y. Yoshida (Secretary), Nagoya University, Japan
  • Dr. R. Matsumoto (Secretary), Osaka University, Japan
Nichidai Corporation
Nichidai Corporation is one of famous die-makers in the world, and designs, manufactures and sells many kinds of precision dies and precision forged products. Nichidai Co. has contributed to JSTP for establishing the International Prize for R&D in Precision Forging and the ISPF. The president of Nichidai Co. would like to stimulate not only the R&D in precision forging technology but also the international exchange and understanding among young researchers/engineers over the world. The further information about Nichidai Co. can be seen in the web page.
Updating history
  • March 5, 2009: Final program is uploaded.
  • March 4, 2009: The "2009 ISPF Award for the Most Outstanding Presentation" is established for the invited young researchers/engineers. The detailed information is here.
  • February 24, 2009: Presentation method is uploaded.
  • February 24, 2009: Seminar program (tentative) is uploaded.
  • February 16, 2009: Information of factory visit is uploaded.
  • February 10, 2009: List of keynote lecture and presentation of invited young researchers/engineers is uploaded.
  • February 9, 2009: Seminar program (tentative) is uploaded.
  • February 5, 2009: Questionnaire for discussion hour ([MS Word] [PDF]) is uploaded. Please fill out the sheet, and kindly return back to R. Matsumoto until February 28, 2009. [Introduction]
  • January 15, 2009: The organizing committee sent the invitation letter (E-mail) to the invited members. If you don't receive any E-mail from us, please contact us.
  • December 25, 2008: Guidelines for the authors of posters are uploaded. [Guidelines]
  • December 11, 2008: Guidelines for the authors of papers are uploaded. [MS Word] [PDF] [Sample]
  • December 10 2008: The organizing committee fixed the invited young researchers/engineers and will notify the invitation E-mail to them soon.
  • October 31, 2008: Deadline for application to the travel grant is extended to "November 10, 2008".
  • September 5, 2008: Application form is uploaded. [MS Word] [PDF]
  • August 1, 2008: Web site is opened.

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