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24–26 November 2021 3rd Coatings and Interfaces Conference

Florence, Italy

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 3rd Coatings and Interfaces Conference (CIC2021). Following the two very successful electronic editions of this conference series, we are pleased to announce that CIC2021 will hold its 3rd edition on a face-to-face format, allowing attendees to actively engage in discussions about the latest findings in the field. The conference will be held in Florence, Italy, a renowned heritage site and home to thousands of surface finishing companies. The event will take place on 24–26 November 2021.

The impact of coatings and interfaces in technology is growing at an unprecedented pace. Energy, sustainable mobility, pollution control, critical raw materials, preservation of cultural heritage, control of materials degradation, food safety, and health science are all challenges that critically depend on our capability to engineer surfaces. The aim of the CIC2021 is to give scientists and professionals a unique opportunity to keep up with this quickly evolving field, by providing a comprehensive overview of the latest findings regarding the fundamentals and application of coatings and interfaces.

CIC2021 will bring together scientists and technologists from academia and industry, encouraging the involvement of excellent early-stage investigators. Participants will have the opportunity to share their most recent findings with a focus on the following areas of Coatings and Interface Science and Technology:

-Coatings for mitigation of corrosion, wear, and erosion;

-Bioactive coatings, surfaces, and interfaces;

-Advances in coating deposition and surface functionalization;

-Coatings for food packaging and preservation;

-Coatings and interfaces in cultural heritage preservation and restoration.

Presented papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference. In addition, a Coatings Special Issue dedicated to the conference will be open to the submission of selected outstanding contributions.

We look forward to meeting you in Florence!

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1–4 March 2021 The 19th International Conference on Textures of Materials (ICOTOM 19)


On behalf of the International and Organizing Committees we have great pleasure in inviting you to the 19th International Conference on Textures of Materials (ICOTOM 19), which will be held from March 1 to March 4, 2021. It belongs to the series of ICOTOM meetings with a history of 50 years. The conference started in Clausthal in 1969 and it has been held about every 3 years.

Following the tradition of ICOTOM conferences, ICOTOM 19 will focus on the fundamental understanding of the basic processes underlying the formation of texture and its relation to the properties. ICOTOM 19 will thus provide a forum for the presentation and discussion on recent progress in crystallographic texture and related mechanical and functional properties of all kinds of polycrystalline materials. We invite all the scientists and engineers from many different areas working under the common theme of crystallographic orientation and texture to exchange ideas with the aim of linking basic research with an application.

The conference focuses on issues relating to crystallographic orientation and texture and covers theoretical and experimental investigations. The topics in the following non-exhaustive list are covered by ICOTOM 19:

(Deformation; Recrystallization; Grain growth; Phase transformation; Grain boundary; Textures and properties of crystalline materials; Texture control for producing high performance materials; Texture formation in intermetallics, ceramics and biomaterials; Surfaces and interfaces; Multiphase materials and composites; Characterization techniques; Films and coatings; Modelling on texture formation and property estimation; Geological materials; Additive manufacturing…)

29–31 March 2021 FATIGUE 2021

Cambridge, UK

The Fatigue 2021 conference will bring the international fatigue and durability community together to share knowledge and understand the challenges in using sophisticated engineering simulation and modelling tools to complement sound test programmes and develop reliable and cost effective products for modern usage.

The conference is convened by the Engineering Integrity Society and is the 8th in the series. The 3 day conference builds on the long established philosophy of the Engineering Integrity Society to provide a forum for practising engineers and researchers to exchange ideas and experiences in all aspects of structural integrity. As well as
giving practitioners an opportunity to keep up-to-date in the latest developments in durability of materials and structural analysis techniques, the conference will provide an excellent forum for researchers to promote their work and enhance its transfer to, and impact on, industrial applications.

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19–21 April 2021 3D Printing-2021 - The 2nd Global Congress on 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

Seoul, South Korea

2nd Global Congress on 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing will showcase the latest innovations in 3D Printing and high volume additive manufacturing. It will take place from April 19-21, 2021 in Seoul, South Korea. The theme of the conference is “Advances in 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Technology”.

3D Printing-2021 conference brings together some of the most devoted minds in these verticals to showcase their achievements and share their ideas. It features several informative talks by eminent scientists, presentations by innovative researchers and industry experts together with poster presentations, keynote talks, special sessions, tutorials, exhibitions and workshops that enable knowledge-sharing and collaboration among the participants from both industry and academia.

This event provides the opportunity for the attendees to join hands with the global scholarly community in concerned fields and get connected with influential peers who can be potential mentors in your field. It covers a wide range of topics including advances in 3D printing & additive manufacturing; applications of 3D Printing in healthcare & medicine; innovations in 3D Printing; 3D Printing materials; Metal 3D Printing; benefits of 3D Printing and technology; 3D Printing in biomaterials; 3D Printing and artificial intelligence; and challenges in 3D Printing among others.

The event aims to make fundamental contributions to research in 3D Printing technologies and how they could affect different industries ranging from engineering and medicine to aerospace development. It presents developmental experiences in various fields covering different domains in technology. The conference program is specifically designed to enhance communication between scientists, researchers, and institutions by providing them a global platform where they can come together and discuss recent developments in 3D Printing. We hope this conference will allow all the participants to immerse themselves in the rich and artistic heritage of this historic city of Seoul in addition to exchanging perspectives in their research.

3D Printing 2021 Young Researchers Forum - Young Scientist Awards:

Young Research’s Awards at 3D Printing 2021 for the Nomination: Young Researcher Forum - Outstanding Masters/Ph.D./Post Doctorate thesis work Presentation, only 30 presentations acceptable at the 3D Printing 2021 young research forum.

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31 May–3 June 2021 CHS2 2021 - The 8th International Conference on Hot Sheet Metal Forming of High-Performance Steel

Barcelona, Spain

The biannual CHS2 conference series has after seven very successful conferences since 2008 grown into the leading platform for scientific exchange in hot forming technologies. The first conference was held in 2008 in Kassel (Germany) and up to the 7th edition in 2019 in Luleå (Sweden) new topics and interests steadily increased and settle down in every conference edition. In the 7th edition the industrial community brought their recent developments in new materials, new sheet coatings, joining technologies and process monitoring. In addition, more fundamental works dealing with process modelling, fatigue and fracture and physical metallurgy were presented by the academia to strength the basis for future industrial developments.

The 8th CHS2 edition will be held in Barcelona (Spain) and aims to keep pushing the innovation trends in hot sheet metal forming technologies. Apart from the Mediterranean Sea breeze and warm hospitality of the city, the industrial area around Barcelona is one of the most active in press hardening technologies in the South of Europe. Many relevant actors in press hardening (carmakers, part makers, tool makers, etc.) have their production and R&D facilities in this area, with the research support of academia. Consequently, for the 8th International Conference on Hot Sheet Metal Forming of High-Performance Steel CHS2 2021, specialists from all over the world are invited to join this unique opportunity for knowledge exchange and to benefit from each other’s experience and expertise, under the warm environment of Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea shore. The conference will be organized by Eurecat, the Technology Centre of Catalonia, together with the Luleå University of Technology.

13–17 June 2021 Electromagnetic Processing of Materials 2021 - EPM 2021

Riga, Latvia

Electromagnetic Processing of Materials (EPM) relates to all branches of materials processing where some benefit could be attained from an electromagnetic influence on the process. This covers traditional areas such as liquid metal processing, metal casting and solidification, induction heating, but also crystal growth from the melt, plasma processes, recycling, separation. The series of EPM conferences was initiated in 1994 by S. Asai (Japan) and M. Garnier (France). It takes place every three years alternating between Europa and Asia (Nagoya 1994, Paris 1997, Nagoya 2000, Lyon 2003, Sendai 2006, Dresden 2009, Beijing 2012, Cannes 2015, Hyogo 2018). The conference is open for any kind of materials processing involving electric or magnetic fields. It intends to bring together people from academic institutions, industry and related equipment manufacturers.

5–9 September 2021 31st Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials

Porto, Portugal

Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends!

We are pleased to announce the 31st Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials that will be held in Porto, Portugal, from September 5–9, 2021. Mark the dates!

The motto for the conference will be “Futuring Biomaterials”, as a challenge to our community to explore biomaterials in conjunction with advanced technologies, such as Nanotechnology, Biofabrication, Microfluidics and Bioimaging to develop the clinical combination products and functionalities of the future.

The Conference will take place at Porto’s former Customs House, now the Alfândega Congress Center, located in the historical part of the city, facing the Douro River. Porto is one of Europe’s oldest tourist destinations and is globally renowned for the charm of its Historical Centre classified as World Heritage Site in 1996, for its famous Porto wine, for the generosity of its cuisine and the hospitality of its people.

We look forward to welcoming you at the 31st Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials! Porto loves you & you will love Porto!

On behalf of the local organizing committee,
Ana Paula Pêgo (Chair)
M. Cristina L. Martins (Co-Chair)
Pedro L. Granja (Co-Chair)

20–22 October 2021 ECCC 2020 - The 10th European Continuous Casting Conference

Bari, Italy

The 10th European Continuous Casting Conference – ECCC 2020 – will be organised by AIM, the Italian Association for Metallurgy, in Bari (Italy) on 20-22 October 2021 with focus on the status and future developments in the casting of steel.

The ECCC is a unique forum for the European continuous casting community to exchange views on the status and the future development of the continuous casting process. The Conference program is abreast of the latest developments in control and automation, advanced continuous casting technologies, application of electromagnetic technologies and mechanical devices to improve the core microstructure, the lubrication issues for improving the surface qualities. Steel metallurgical issues will be addressed as well as their physical and numerical simulation. The exchange of experience in operational practice, maintenance and fist results from the recently commissioned plants will integrate the program. The Conference aims at promoting the dialogue among the delegates with industrial and academic background and among the participants in former Conferences and new members of the continuous casting community.

11–13 July 2022 LMT 2022 - 10th International Light Metals Technology Conference

Melbourne, Australia

The Light Materials Technology (LMT) conference is a significant industry event that was created in order to provide an opportunity to industry professionals and researchers to come together, share knowledge and engage in networking that enables the industry to continue to flourish and innovate. The conference focuses on recent developments in the sciences and technologies associated with the development and manufacture of aluminium, magnesium and titanium alloys, and their translation into commercial products.

The LMT series is made possible by the organisational efforts of the members of the Global Light Metals Alliance, which includes eleven centres that specialise in light metals research. Previous conferences have been held in Australia (2003), Austria (2005), Canada (2007), Australia (2009), Germany (2011), UK (2013), South Africa (2015), USA (2017), and China (2019).

The themes of LMT2022 are Net Shape Manufacturing, Solid State Transformations and Mechanical Performance, and Translation to Applications. These broad themes encapsulate more focused areas of research, including:

Alloy development
Solidification, casting and forming innovations
Mechanical behaviour of light metal alloys
Corrosion and surface modification
Advanced characterisation techniques
Applications in bio-medical, automotive, aerospace, and energy industries
Simulation and modelling

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