Date: March 11-14, 2013
Venue: Kyoto, Japan
Organized by the Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity

Last updated: March 18, 2013

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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 sixth prize is to be given to Prof. J.-L. Chenot and Prof. T. Nakamura at the 10th ICTP (Aachen, Germany) in September, 2011. 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
6th (2011) Prof. J.-L. Chenot and Prof. T. Nakamura

As an associated event of the Prize, an "International Seminar on Precision Forging" (ISPF) will be held in Kyoto, Japan from March 11 to 14, 2013. ISPF was held in Osaka (1997, 2000), Nagoya (2004), Nara (2006) and Kyoto (2009), 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-5th 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 Program
4th March 21-24, 2006 Nara Homepage
5th March 16-19, 2009 Kyoto Homepage

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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.
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Travel grant for young researchers/engineers
The lowest international air fare from the nearest airport of your working place to Kyoto 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, 2012.
Application form for travel grant: [MS Word] [PDF]
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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]
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Date Event
November 10, 2012 --> November 25, 2012 Deadline for application to the travel grant
December 10, 2012 Announcement of the acceptance
January 20, 2013 Deadline for full papers
March 10, 2013 Early registration at Kyoto Daiichi Hotel
March 11 and 12, 2013 Lectures and presentations at Kyoto Terrsa
March 13, 2013 Visit to industries; Kotani Corporation and Kurimoto, Ltd.
March 14, 2013 Visit to industries; Nichidai Corporation

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  • Prof. J.-L. Chenot, Ecole des Mines de Paris, France, France
  • Prof. T. Nakamura, Shizuoka University, Japan
  • Prof. T. Ishikawa, Nagoya University, Japan
  • Prof. A. Kocanda, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
  • Prof. P. Groche, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
  • Prof. Z. Zhao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R. China
  • Prof. K. Kitamura, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Prof. T. Altan, The Ohio State University, USA
  • Prof. A.E. Tekkaya, Dortmund University of Technology, Germany
  • Dr. A. Danno, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, Singapore
  • Prof. K. Mori, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
  • Mr. S. Hamaya, Nichidai Corpration, Japan
  • Dr. S. Fujikawa, Nissan Motor Co.,Ltd., Japan
  • Mr. O. Kada, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Japan
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Prof. Kazuhiko Kitamura
Secretary, The Organizing Committee of 6th ISPF
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 @)
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Detailed information
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Venue and access information
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  • Application form for travel grant: [MS Word] [PDF]
  • Application form for general participants: [MS Word] [PDF]
  • Circular: [PDF] [MS-Word]
  • Guidelines for the authors of papers: [MS Word] [PDF] [Sample]
  • Presentation method for the authors of oral presentation: [PDF]
  • Presentation method for the authors of poster presentation: [PDF]
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About Kyoto
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Organizing Committee of 6th ISPF
  • Prof. T. Ishikawa (Chairman), Nagoya University, Japan
  • Prof. K. Osakada, Osaka University, Japan
  • Prof. S. Isogawa, Daido University, Japan
  • Mr. S. Hamaya, Nichidai Corporation, Japan
  • Prof. K. Kitamura (Secretary), Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Dr. Y. Yoshida (Secretary), Gifu University, Japan
  • Dr. R. Matsumoto (Secretary), Osaka University, Japan
  • Dr. M. Terano, Nagoya University, Japan
  • Dr. T. Ishiguro, Nagoya University, Japan
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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.
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