EuroSPF 2019

The 13th European Conference on Superplastic Forming (EuroSPF 2019) will be hosted by University of Basilicata and Polytechnic University of Bari and will be held in Matera (Italy) from the 11th to the 13th of September 2019.

Scope and Conference History

Established in 2001, the EuroSPF Conference is focused on all aspects related to Super Plastic Forming and SPF/DB (Super Plastic Forming/Diffusion Bonding). The purpose of the annual EuroSPF Conference is to act as a platform for transfer of knowledge between academic and industrial leaders in the field of SPF including material science, process simulation, press design, die optimisation, part manufacturing, innovative low cost processes modelling, tool design, lubrication, industrial applications of SPF and similar topics.

There will be two prestigious keynote speakers:  Prof. Terence G. Langdon and Dr. Daniel Sanders.

Anybody with an interest in the state-of-the-art and the future trends of Super Plastic Forming is invited to participate.


Participants are asked to register to the EuroSPF 2019 Conference by filling in the on-line form by the sciencesconf platform and paying the registration fee. Payment details will be provided by e-mail after the registration.

STUDENT PRIZE sponsored by FormTech
All PhD students presenting during the conference will be automatically included in a student competition and judged by an expert panel. The prize for the best student presentations will be presented to the best student by FormTech during the evening Gala dinner on the 12th of September.


The registration fee includes:

Student and Regular

Accompanying guests

  • Gala dinner and industrial visit
  • Guided Tour of Matera together with regular participants
  • They may not attend scientific sessions, lunches and coffee breaks.

Registration Fee:

Early Registration (Before 31 July 2019)

  • Student: 250€ (Students are kindly requested to include a copy of any official document demonstrating that they are currently Ph.D. students.)
  • Regular: 350 €
  • Accompanying guest: 150€

 Late Registration (After 31 July 2019)

  • Student: 300€ (Students are kindly requested to include a copy of any official document demonstrating that they are currently Ph.D. students.)
  • Regular: 400 €
  • Accompanying guest: 200€

Presenters have to register and to pay the registration fee before 31 July 2019 (Early Registration).


Industrial visit

The registration to the Conference includes an industrial visit to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plant in Melfi.


Sponsorship and exhibition

Companies and institutions that would like to support the organization of the EuroSPF 2019 Conference are invited to contact the Organizing Committee: and all the partnership information will be sent by e-mail. There are several solutions for supporting the EuroSPF 2019 Conference. Please consider that there will be a limited number of exposition desks available during the EuroSPF 2019 Conference.


Abstract submission and publication

Participants can submit an abstract by the on-line system (link to submission will be displayed once you are logged on the sciencesconf platform) choosing to send a contribution for an oral presentation or for the poster session. In both cases, after the notification of acceptance of the abstract, participants can submit a full paper of their work to be published in the EuroSPF 2019 Conference Proceedings. Submitted full papers will be peer reviewed and, in case of acceptance, will be published in the EuroSPF 2019 Conference Proceedings. The submission of a full paper is optional.

EuroSPF 2019 Conference Proceedings will be published on Material Science Forum (

(see the Deadlines page for more information) 

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