Mathias Liewald

Mathias Liewald

Head of the Institute for Forming Technology at the University of Stuttgart/Germany


Prof. Mathias Liewald graduated in 1990 at the university of Dortmund in the field of sheet metal bending. He started his professional career at Mercedes Benz AG in Sindelfingen, Germany, where he managed a team engaged in metal forming and engineering of sheet metal components. From 1997 to 2005, he worked at ThyssenKrupp, where he managed a large plant, from 2000 he led the international business development unit in car body technology of his company. Since 2005, Prof. Liewald held the full professorship at the Institute for Metal Forming Technology at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. He is actively engaged in many leading scientific organizations and contributes to several journals in the field of sheet metal and bulk forming.


Presentation Title

“Perspectives on AI applications in sheet metal forming”



Special AI applications are gaining more and more importance as replacements for material models in metal forming and are used in many areas of digital twins, such as soft sensors or predictive tools. The main advantage of AI models in this field is found by the capability of code of programming itself based on the simulated or experimental data provided, without the need for explicit programming. This keynote will present a choice of practical applications of AI in the field of sheet metal forming to reveal achieved readiness levels of today due to extended research.

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