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CIRP HPC 2012 Zurich/Switzerland

Update 19th July, 2012: The online proceedings can be found here:



  • Abstract submission:
  • Acceptance abstract:
  • Full paper submission:
  • Final acceptance:
30th September 2011
31st October 2011
16th December 2011
1st March 2012

The conference will cover a range of topics which include but are not limited to:

  • Machining of metallic and non-metallic materials
  • Micromanufacturing processes
  • Hybrid machining
  • Sheet metal cutting
  • Precision machining
  • Die and mold machining
  • Mechanics and dynamics of material removal processes
  • Residual stress and damage of finished surfaces due to cutting
  • Abrasive processes
  • High speed spindle technology, models, tuning and testing
  • Virtual cutting, simulation
  • Die cutting
  • Machine design for micromachining
  • CAD/CAM systems and strategies for high performance cutting
  • Control of multi-axis machine tools
  • Design methodology of multi-axis machine tools
  • Cutting tool materials, tool design and tool performance
  • Intelligent tooling
  • Metrology and measurement
  • Monitoring and control of machining operations
  • Sustainable manufacturing processes
  • High speed machine tool structures and configurations

Preliminary Program:

  • 3rd June 2012
  • 4 - 6th June 2012
  • 7th June 2012
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Conference venue

More than 2000 years ago, Zurich was founded by the Romans as a fortress. Today, Zurich has about 400'000 inhabitants and is the largest city in Switzerland. Zurich is the main town of a canton also named Zurich. With snow covered mountains in sight, the huge water reservoir of the Lake of Zurich, important and numerous historical monuments, and a rich cultural scene, Zurich is one of Europe's most attractive cities. Zurich is not only important for its universities, but is also the commercial centre of Switzerland and a platform for international trade.

In 1855, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) was founded mainly as a school for engineers, but also as a compensation to Zurich for not being the capital city of Switzerland. Between 1861 and 1864, the impressive main building was created by Gottfried Semper. In the history of ETH, many well known scientists and Nobel price winners attended this school. Today, about 16'000 students are matriculated in 17 departments of all technical and scientific disciplines.