CHS² – 2021 Hot Sheet Metal Forming of High-Performance Steel

31 May–3 June 2021 • World Trade Center • Moll de Barcelona • 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.  Since the first conference was held in 2008 in Kassel (Germany),  new topics and interests steadily increased and settle down in every conference edition.  In the 7th edition held in 2019 in Luleå (Sweden), 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. 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.  CHS² 2021 will be organized by Eurecat, the Technology Centre of Catalonia, and Luleå University of Technology, in cooperation with the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST).