NATIONAL and international Scientific cooperation

    The Institute of Forming and Safety Engineering cooperates with many national research centres in the country, such as the Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy in Gliwice, Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals in Gliwice, Academy of Mining and Metallurgy in Krakow, Silesian University in Katowice and Gliwice, Military University of Technology in Warsaw, Lublin University of Technology, Gdansk University of Technology et al. The scope of cooperation includes joint research activities (discussed above), support research and teaching, and recently a common activity in networks of excellence and centres of excellence.

    Moreover, research and educational cooperation between the Institute and foreign centres is constantly developing. It is based on signed intergovernmental agreements or agreements concluded between research centres. The following contracts have been realized within the last decade:

  • An agreement between the Department of Metal Forming at the University of Technology in Czestochowa and the Technical University of Donetsk (Ukraine) on: "Analysis of plastic forming processes" under the intergovernmental agreement, in the years 1995 ÷ 1996,
  • An agreement between the Department of Metal Forming at the University of Technology in Czestochowa and the Department of Material Science of the Catholic University in Leuven (Belgium) on "New materials combined explosively and ecological methods of removing scale from rolled metal and sheets" under the intergovernmental agreement, in the years 1995 ÷ 1996,
  • An agreement on scientific and technical cooperation between the Department of Metal Forming at the University of Technology in Donetsk and the Department of Metal Forming at the University of Technology in Czestochowa on: "The analysis of forming processes and drawing of bimetallic bars" (1992 ÷ 1995),
  • An agreement on scientific cooperation between the Universite des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene in Algiers and the University of Technology in Czestochowa regarding engineering and materials technology (1997 ÷ 2000),
  • An intergovernmental agreement on scientific and technical cooperation between the University of Technology in Czestochowa and the Korean Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy in Seoul (Korea) in terms of explosive welding and plastic forming of bimetallic materials (1999 ÷ 2000.),
  • An intergovernmental agreement on scientific and technical cooperation between the University of Technology in Czestochowa and the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium in terms of rolling and drawing of bimetallic wires (1997-1998),
  • An agreement on scientific and technical cooperation between the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys (Russia) and the University of Technology in Czestochowa on: "The analysis of structural changes and phase transformations during hot forming" (1995 ÷ 1997),
  • An agreement on scientific and technical cooperation between Fakultou Strojní Vysoke Školy Banska - technická Univerzity Ostrava (Czech Republic) and the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering at University of Technology in Czestochowa on Educational and scientific cooperation in the field of the mechanics of plastic forming" (1999 ÷ 2004),
  • An agreement on scientific and technical cooperation between the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys and the University of Technology in Czestochowa on "Structure dynamics and technology of plastic forming and thermomechanical treatment of high-nitric alloys, including biologically compatible materials" (2002 ÷ 2005),
  • An agreement on scientific and technical cooperation between the National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine in Dniepropietrovsku and the Institute of Modelling and Automation of Plastic Working Processes at the University of Technology in Czestochowa on " The theory and technology of metal forming" (from the 2000 – until further notice),
  • An agreement on scientific and technical cooperation between the University of Technology in Donetsk and the University of Technology in Czestochowa on "Optimization of the technology of plastic forming processes and thermomechanical treatment of steel and alloys" (2004 - until further notice),
  • An agreement between the University of Technology in Czestochowa and the Donbas State Academy of Mechanical Engineering in Kramatorsk (Ukraine) on " Modelling and optimization of forming processes, with particular emphasis on forging processes" (since 2002 - until further notice),
  • An intergovernmental agreement on scientific and technical cooperation between the Republic of Poland (Czestochowa University of Technology) and the Czech Republic (University of Technology in Ostrava) for the years 2004 ÷ 2005 on: “Research on the possibility of receiving new magnesium alloys, their structure, mechanical properties, and its plastic deformation ability in hot working processes.”

   Moreover, cooperation in the framework of the so-called non-contractual activity was carried out and what’s worth mentioning here is more than 20 years of collaboration with the Technical University of Delft (Netherlands), within the scope of new composite materials based on aluminium. During this period, the employees of the Institute (Prof.  H. Dyja, prof. JW Pilarczyk , PhD Eng. J. Markowski ) took internships at the University, which included giving lectures and solving problems related to the launch of production based on extrusion of aluminium profiles for the construction industry in the new Polish plant FINAL SA in Dabrowa Górnicza. Additionally, prof. H. Dyja, prof. J. W. Pilarczyk and PhD Eng. M. Krakowiak were consultants and expertise providers for FINAL SA , in collaboration with specialists from the University of Delft .

  In 1993. a student exchange engaging 20 people (observational practice) took place. Polish students residing in the Netherlands got acquainted with the laboratories and faculties of three universities (Delphi , Einhoven , Zwolle) as well as metallurgical plants and nuclear power plant. Dutch students did an internship at Huta Czestochowa and ZP "Komuna Paryska” in Radomsko.
   The cooperation with the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering (MTM) of the Catholic University in Leuven (Belgium) in the field of metal forming has been on for more than 15 years. It includes, inter alia, an exchange of workers within the framework of internships and contracts ( PhD B. Van Boel , Dr. K. Van Acker , Professor H. Dyja, Professor  JW Pilarczyk , PhD Eng. J. Markowski ). As part of bilateral programs realized with Flanders regarding bimetal research, it was agreed that the results will be presented during joint scientific seminars. KBN’s research projects include a project regarding wires made ​​of TRIP steel, engaging employees of MTM (Prof. E. Aernoudt, prof. B. Verlinden).
   In 2001, Professor E. Aernoudt received the title of Honoris Causa of the University of Technology in Czestochowa. Several graduates of the Institute completed their thesis at MTM, and two of them started working in this department, while pursuing their doctoral dissertations there.
  What’s worth mentioning is the excellent cooperation between the Institute of Modelling and Automation of Plastic Working Processes of and the International Wire Association, which has been operating in the United States of America since 1930. The area of WAI’s interest includes wire and wire products such as ropes, cables, springs, riddles and nets, chains, pins, nails, wire rod and optical fibers, as well as machinery and equipment for manufacturing these products. Every year, WAI organizes between ten and twenty International Conference all over the world and publishes the most prestigious magazine called "Wire Journal International" (circulation 18.000 copies). At the end of the year, the International Commission awards articles and gives out distinctions, which are being announced next year.
    Recognizing the contribution of our employees, in the year 2000 the Wire Association International, issuing a worldwide magazine "Wire Journal International", set up its first European office located in the Institute of Modelling and Automation of Plastic Working Processes.
   The cooperation results in scientific monographs and numerous publications in national and international journals as well as conference materials. The employees were repeatedly rewarded with prizes from the Minister of National Education and the Rector of the University of Technology in Czestochowa. The Institute has many foreign visitors.
   Several employees of the Institute are members of international organizations, such as WAI and ESAFORM .