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Advanced sheet metalforming / Superplasticity publications

Euro SPF Conference proceedings

Euro SPF '01: 1st European Meeting on Superplastic Forming, Villard-de-Lans (France), May 17-19, 2001. Presses Universitaires de Grenoble. ISBN: 2-7061-1106-2


Euro SPF '04: Third European Conference on Superplastic Forming. Ecole des Mines d’Albi-Carmaux, France. 7th – 9th July 2004. Cepadues-Editions. ISBN: 2-85428-6-649-9


Euro SPF ’05: 4th European Conference on Superplastic Forming. Midland Hotel, Manchester, UK. 22nd – 24th June 2005. IOM Communications Ltd. ISBN: 1-86125-163-7


Euro SPF '07: 5th European Conference on Superplastic Forming, Schwerin Castle, Schwerin, Germany. 5th - 7th September 2007. Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik, Volume 39 Issue 4-5, Pages 263 - 264. Special Issue: Superplastic Forming. Published Online: 16 Apr 2008. © 2008 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim


Euro SPF '08: 6th European Conference on Superplastic Forming, Hotel Le Donjon, Carcassonne, France. 3rd - 5th September 2008. (


Other Conference proceedings

Euro SPF Group at AEROMAT 2008 : Conference focused on Materials in Aeronautics and Aerospace / Symposium devoted to Superplasticity and Superplastic Forming. The EuroSPF group presentation


Materials World features

Extended brief - the growth of superplastic forming (July 2005)

The first of a two-part series on superplastic forming, in which Professor Roger Grimes reviews the commercial growth of the technique in the UK and its use in the transport sector.


Face on - biomedical applications of superplastic forming (August 2005)

In the second article in the series Dr Richard Curtis describes how the production of near net-shape prostheses could be fulfilled by superplastic forming.


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Book Chapter 

Chapter 15: Superplastic Forming of dental and maxillofacial prostheses, by Curtis et al,

In Dental biomaterials: Imaging, testing and modelling
Edited by R V Curtis and T F Watson, King's College London, UK
ISBN 1-84569-296-9
Published March 2008

Further details from Woodhead Publishing


Book Chapter 
Encyclopedia of Automotive Engineering
Automotive Applications for Magnesium; Materials and Manufacturing

Roger Grimes and Vit Janik


While magnesium alloys were quite widely used in transport applications in the period from the end of World War II until the mid-1950s, their automotive use then declined virtually to zero. Despite the fact that magnesium is the lightest structural metal and major efforts were made to reduce vehicle mass after the fuel crises of the mid-1970s, the magnesium content remained well under 1% of the mass of a typical car. However, in the last decade, or so, there has been a huge growth in interest in the possibility of far greater use of magnesium in automobile construction, particularly in the form of high pressure die castings. This has been accompanied by dramatic increase in the volume of magnesium produced and changes in the location of magnesium extraction so that some 85% is now produced in China. The development efforts to produce sheet material more economically via twin-roll casting, develop superior casting alloys, and achieve a better understanding of their service properties are summarized as are the economic and environmental implications. It is concluded that there are few remaining technical obstacles to greater use but economic and environmental issues remain.