25-27 April 2022
Conventum Conference Center
Europe/Vienna timezone

Welcome to the 12th Tooling Conference & Exhibition, Tooling 2022, held on 25-27 April 2022 in Örebro, Sweden.

The Tooling conferences have been held since 1987 and attract speakers and participants from all continents. The conference topics are Cold and hot working tool steels, High speed steels, Plastic mold steels, Hard metals and cermets, Steel/material design, Tool steel development, Microstructure, properties and performance, Production of tool steels, Simulations and modelling, Additive manufacturing, Processing, machining, polishing, Heat treatment, Surface engineering and coating, Wear resistance, Fatigue under mechanical and thermal cyclic loads, Corrosion resistance, Tooling applications, Tooling contributions to e-mobility, Digitalization in the tool steel and toolmaking industry, Sustainable toolmaking including health aspects, Circular economy and tooling supply chain.


  • Extended Abstract Submission: October 17, 2021

  • Notification of Acceptance: October 29, 2021

  • Full paper Submission: January 28, 2022


  • Cold & hot working tool steels
  • High speed steels
  • Plastic mold steels
  • Hard metals & cermets
  • Steel/material design
  • Tool steel development
  • Microstructure, properties & performance
  • Production of tool steels
  • Simulations & modelling
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Processing, machining & polishing
  • Heat treatment
  • Surface engineering & coating
  • Wear resistance
  • Fatigue under mechanical & thermal cyclic loads
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Tooling applications
  • Tooling contributions to e-mobility
  • Digitalization in the tool steel & toolmaking industries
  • Sustainable toolmaking including health aspects
  • Circular economy & tooling supply chain
Conventum Conference Center
Olof Palmes torg 1, 702 22 Örebro, Sweden
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  • Nader, Asnafi, Örebro University,Sweden – Conference Chairman  
  • Thomas Bergs, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Jens Bergström, Karlstad University, Sweden
  • Mário Boccalini Júnior, the Institute of Research and Technology (IPT), Brazil
  • Stefanie Brockmann, Steel Institute VDEh, Germany
  • Christoph Broeckmann, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Rafael Colás, University of Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Joseph Domblesky, Marquette University, the United States
  • Reinhold Ebner, Materials Center Leoben Forschung GmbH (MCL), Austria
  • Jens Ekengren, Örebro University, Sweden
  • Christoph Escher, Dörrenberg Edelstahl GmbH, Germany
  • Gerhard Hackl, ASMET The Austrian Society for Metallurgy and Materials, Austria
  • Frank Hippenstiel, BGH Edelstahlwerke GmbH, Germany
  • Bruno Hribernik, ASMET The Austrian Society for Metallurgy and Materials, Austria
  • Anders Jarfors, Jönköping University, Sweden
  • Mats Johansson-Jöesaar, Seco Tools, Sweden
  • Stefan Jonsson, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Patrik Karlsson, Örebro University, Sweden
  • Jari Larkiola, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Harald Leitner, voestalpine BÖHLER Edelstahl GmbH, Austria
  • Lars-Erik Lindgren, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
  • Marion Merklein, University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
  • Alberto Molinari, University of Trento, Italy
  • Noorhafiza Muhammad, University Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia
  • Gert Nilson, Jernkontoret, The Swedish Steel Producers Association, Sweden
  • Massimo Pellizzari, University of Trento, Italy
  • Pasi Peura, Tampere University, Finland
  • Bojan Podgornik, Institute of Metals and Technology, Slovenia
  • Farhad Rezai-Aria, École Mines-Télécom, France
  • Mario Rosso, University of Turin, Italy
  • Rainer Salomon, FOSTA e.V., Germany
  • Sachin Salunkhe, Vel Tech, India
  • Reinhold Schneider, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Austria
  • Till Schneiders, Deutsche Edelstahlwerke GmbH, Germany
  • Ewa Sjöqvist Persson, Uddeholms AB, Sweden
  • Chester Van Tyne, Colorado School of Mines, the United states
  • Sebastian Weber, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
  • Shayfull Zamree, University Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia
  • Shihong Zhang, Institute of Metal Research, China

During the paper review process, the scientific committee will select some of the submitted papers for submission to the Tooling 2022 special issue of steel research international. These papers should meet the criteria of steel research international regarding quality and novelty and will be subject to the journal’s regular peer review.    

Tooling 2019 special issue of steel research international: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/1869344x/2020/91/5.