Industrial Metalforming Technologies
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Industrial Metalforming Technologies (IMfT) is an organisation catering for any company, association or individual having an interest in metalforming.

This extends beyond metalforming practioners to those in the up and downstream chains of suppliers and customers.

On 1st October 2010, IMfT changed from having a traditional fee paying membership to a web based body offering FREE MEMBERSHIP on registration at the web site. If you have an interest in metalforming and its technologies then please register to become a free member if you wish to by emailing

IMfT offer metalforming consultancy and product development in conjunction with Technology Forming Ltd.  
Future IMfT Workshops

Next IMfT Workshop:

To be announced

Last updated 13 May 2024

In 2005 IMfT organised two prestigious international conferences The 11th International Cold Forming Congress and The 38th International Cold Forging Group Plenary Meeting. Both were held at the Racecourse, Chester in the North West of England. For further details please visit 11 ICFC & 38 ICFG.

In 2015 IMfT were on the Steering Committee of the 13th International Cold Forming Congress hosted by The Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) in Glasgow.

Review of the 13th ICFC  

IMfT have acquired the proceedings of International Conferences on sheet metalforming, forging and hydroforming organised by the IFU, Stuttgart for the metalfoming library

Fastener Articles


An article by IMfT, Fastening: A Future - Opportunities for Automotive Fasteners to Change the World, has been published in the May/June 2017 Edition of Fastener World Magazine. The paper referred to in the sources at the end of the article can be accessed below.


A New Paradigm for a Sustainable Automotive Industry  


The latest article written by IMfT is Why Heading and Forging?, published in Fastener + Fixing Magazine, Issue 146, March 2024, pp 130 - 132.


IMfT have also recently written BREXIT – A Drama in ‘X’ Acts - published in Fastener World Issue 188, May/June 2021, pp 142 – 147 and The Fastener Industry: Inspecting the foundations following the Covid 19 quake published in Fastener World Issue 185, Nov/Dec 2020, pp 268 – 270.. .


To find more articles on fastener topics written by IMfT for Fastener World and other fastener related publications please visit the IMfT News Page.