In-line Measurement and Control for Metals Processing

6 Dec 2017 - 7 Dec 2017

Organised by IOM Communications on behalf of the Bulk Metal Forming Committee of IOM3

Over the past decade, a number of sensing technologies and instrumentation techniques have matured from research to production environment across a range of metal processing sectors. Measurement opportunities now exist at increasing physical length and size scales, for both surface and bulk properties, in harsh industrial environment. 
The development of sensing technologies and instrumentation techniques considers fundamental questions including the interpretation of complex signals and the sensitivities to a range of dynamic physical properties. Future challenges lie ahead regarding property measurement in more complex products and faster/harder processing conditions or industrial environments. In addition they ask a wider range of questions, including:
  • To what extent are these techniques valid in a real world mill or forging press?
  • What is the best strategy for a metals producer?
  • How could these instrumentation techniques work in conjunction with physical models to improve the calibration and feedback loop?
  • How can we harness the new sensor technologies to produce new and improved materials optimised to the customer precise requirements?
  • How will this area contribute to Industry 4.0, Factory of the Future (FOF) and further developments of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)?
These are typical questions and facts that this one and a half day conference will explore.

Who should attend:

The Conference will integrate fundamental understanding with practical engineering application. It will offer those in academia, the metals processing industry and R&D, as well as specialist industries and communities, the opportunity to learn and share experience from this exciting and developing field of research activity.

Call for Papers:

Participants will have the opportunity to share their technical expertise and experiences via formal presentations, informal discussions and a panel discussion as well as an exhibition area. 
This event will assess the role of underlying science and technology, applicability to surface and bulk state of in-line sensors and characterisation methods for a wide range of material properties and processes, drawing on new technology developments and experience from various industries.  

This event is endorsed by FEMS, the Federation of European Materials Societies

Individual members of FEMS Member Societies get a discount to attend this event – please log in on the FEMS website to obtain the code.


Venue and booking

Event Location: 
United Kingdom
Contact details: 

IOM3 Events Team

T. 020 7451 7302



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