Next Meeting

Our last meeting was held on 3 November 2022 on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

The North American Deep Drawing Research Group is pleased to announce their Annual Spring Meeting on Tuesday May 23 in Troy, Michigan. Autoform USA will host the event at the PNC Building (755 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI). Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Breakfast will be available starting at 7:30am, and the meeting will start at 8:30am.

Presentations are invited covering recent work on advanced sheet metal alloys related to formability, fracture, sheared edge formability, bendability, lubrication, press technology, forming simulation, interaction between forming processes and product performance (for example, crash worthiness), and other related topics.

We invite you to make a presentation to your peers on a relevant topic – it is a great way to network with and get feedback from the best minds in the industry. Please send your name, company presentation title, and the amount of time requested for the presentation to as soon as possible.

Tentative topics include:
  • Design of an In-Plane Shear Test Geometry for Fracture Characterization of High Ductility Metals
  • Problems and enhancements in non-standard material tests for simulation purposes
  • Novel assessment of non-linear sheet metal behavior from zero strain to necking
  • Springback in Flexible Assemblies
  • Aspects of Measuring Sheared Edge Quality
  • Development of High Strength 7xxx Aluminum Alloys for Automotive Applications
  • Hot Stamping of a Gen3 Steel
  • Spin Forming: Open Areas Interest and Potential Research Avenues
  • Stress Formability Analysis for Anisotropic Material Models
  • Validity of ISO12004 In Shop Floor Applications
  • [This list is accurate as of May 8, but may change due to last minute scheduling issues.]

Advance Registration and Payment is required for this meeting – no walk-ins will be allowed.

Registration is as simple as paying for the May 23rd 2023 NADDRG meeting by clicking on the link below.
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At the November 2022 meeting, we heard about many topics listed below.
  • Anisotropic forming limit diagram and material modeling strategy of commercial pure titanium sheet
  • Characterization of the Formability of Al-Si Coated PHS1800 during Hot Stamping
  • Data Informed Process Control in Progressive Sheet Metal Forming using Machine Learning
  • Hydroforming of roll-formed aluminum tubes: establishment of the forming envelope and virtual process design
  • Optimization of Drawbead Force Design Based on Stamping CAE Data
  • Press-side Data collection using IRMCO iNsight
  • Sheared Edge Formability Characterization of 5xxx, 6xxx, and 7xxx Aluminum Alloys at Room and Elevated Temperatures using Hole Expansion Tests
  • Smart Engineering and in-line process control towards eliminating scrap in stamping production
  • Stress-superposed incremental forming to enhance the final part characteristics of a SS304 square pyramid
  • Stretch bendability evaluation