The NADDRG is an organization where people working in sheet metal formability can meet to exchange ideas and follow work that is in progress.
We are an association of individual members - there are no company memberships.
North American Deep Drawing Research Group
We had a successful virtual Symposium in December 2020, and we're hoping to have an in-person meeting in May 2021 in the Detroit area. Topics presented in the informal presentations emphasize experimental work, analysis or simulation related to experimental work, and solutions to practical problems. These topics apply to all to all sheet metal forming processes and cover all metals with emphasis on steel and aluminum.
These Symposia consist of informal off-the-record technical presentations (NOT sales pitches!) followed by questions and discussion.
Topics of interest include:
Forming problem analysis
Die design guidelines
Solving plant problems
Mechanical tests to predict formability
Relationship of product microstructure to formability
Effect of friction on formability
New die materials
New forming processes
Metal property data needed for FEA