Objectives
    Organisation
    Members
    Contacts
    Theory
    Super Plastic Forming (SPF)
    Diffusion Bonding (DB)
    Forming and Bonding (SPF/DB)
    Tools
    Modelisation
    Rheology
    Technological Developments
    Superplastic Materials
    GFS publication
    Patents since 1993
    Thesis since 1990
    Aubert & Duval
    Alstom
    EMAC
    ENSAM
    Hispano-Suiza
    Hurel-Dubois
    Prodem
 

 

Objectives of the Groupe Français de Superplasticité

 

 

The Groupe Français de Superplasticité (GFS French Group of Superplasticity) is a group founded in 1995 as a member of the Société Française de Métallurgie et Matériaux (SF2M).

This group includes :

  • Representative of industrial companies involved in materials superplastic forming, delivering materials or services to carry out this process

  • Researchers from academic laboratories studying materials and technologies related to SPF (Superplastic Forming). 

  • Institutionals and government agenciesinterested in Superplasticity and his applications.

 

The objectives of the GFS are : 

  • to exchange informations between members; a confidential agreement is being written. 

  • to identify and develop cooperative R&D projects interesting the members in the frame of the working groups. 

  • to promote the process and its applications to extend its markets.

  • to take part to scientific and technical survey on this field (publications, congress...). 

  • to organize international collaboration with groups sharing the same interests.

 

Contacts

Jean-Jacques Blandin
Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG)
Génie Physique et Mécanique des Matériaux (GPM2)
ENSPG, BP 46, 38402 Saint-Martin d'Hères Cedex
Tel : (33) (0)4 76 82 63 41
Fax : (33) (0)4 76 82 63 82
E-mail : Jean-Jacques.Blandin@inpg.fr

Philippe Lours
Ecole des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux (EMAC)
Centre de Recherche Outillages, Matériaux et Procédés (CROMeP)
Campus Jarlard, 81013 Albi, Cedex 09
Tel : (33) (0)5 63 49 30 78
Fax : (33) (0)5 63 49 32 42
E-mail : lours@enstimac.fr