7th International Conference on Tribology in Manufacturing Processes

February 28 to March 2, 2016

Phuket, Thailand

Conference Topics

The scope of this conference covers tribological aspects in the manufacturing of all types of materials, at all lifecycle stages:

  • Elaboration: granulation of polymers, lubrication of continuous casting
  • Forming: rolling, forging and extrusion, stamping and deep drawing, blanking, wire drawing, polymer extrusion, P/M and ceramic compaction
  • Cutting processes and cutting tool technology: machining, milling, drilling, tapping
  • Joining processes and joining mechanisms: metallurgical joining, mechanical joining
  • Finishing: grinding and fine grinding, polishing, lapping abrasive jet machining, ultrasonic machining

Papers are welcome on all tribological aspects of manufacturing processes:

  • Friction, lubrication and wear phenomena
  • New lubricants, tool materials, coatings and surface engineering
  • Tribological effects on process modeling and applied plasticity
  • Environmental issues: new user- and environment friendly lubricants and coatings

In this conference, we are strongly interested in "Tribology of Tool Materials and Designs for High Performance and Extended Service Life". Focused tool applications are (but not limited to):

  • Extrusion
  • Forging
  • Machining
  • Stamping

The applications can range from nano scale, to micro/meso scale, to macro scale. In addition, the presentations should include practical guidelines for solving tribological problems in an industrial environment.