Welcome to the
Center for Precision Forming (CPF)
(Last update: November 13, 2013)
The Ohio State University (OSU) has established the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) on Precision Forming (CPF, www.cpforming.org) focusing on the needs of metal forming industry. National Science Foundation (NSF) is partially funding this activity together with the participating companies. CPF will use extensively the knowledge base, developed at the Engineering Research Center for Net Shape Manufacturing (ERC/NSM) at The Ohio State University (Director Dr. Taylan Altan) that is now merged with CPF. To find out about the R&D activities of ERC/NSM, please click here. (www.ercnsm.org)
The OBJECTIVES of the CPF are to:
- Improve existing metal forming processes/products and develop new innovative processes, tooling and equipment.
- Conduct projects in close collaboration with industry and transfer the results to member companies.
- Train and educate engineers who are familiar with the fundamentals and practise of metal forming science and technoloogy.
New members are welcome to participate in CPF. There are three types of membership (For details, please see the Membership Agreement links given below):
- Full member ($30 k/year) with full voting rights (Companies with more than 500 employees)
- Associate member ($ 15 k/year) with limited voting rights (Companies with less than 500 employees)
- Affliate member ($ 10 k/year) with no voting rights
Additional non proprietary information about CPF is available by reviewing the following links below:
- Status of CPF (Members/Projects)
- Membership Agreement (PDF, Word)
The information generated at the first Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) meeting as well as all project plans and bimonthly progress reports are for “Members” only and can be accessed with user name and password.
For questions, please contact Dr. Taylan Altan at The Ohio State University (firstname.lastname@example.org)