Olympiad 2024

Universities are invited to take part in the International Students Olympiad on Metal Forming Processes, which will take place in April and May 2024 at universities around the world.

The Olympiad-2024 will be held in three sections:

1. Hot Bulk Forging
Students will get a drawing of an axisymmetric part after machining and should design the hot forged part and die impression for the final forging and then determine the necessary technological chain for its manufacturing and then simulate the proposed forging process.

2. Extrusion
Students are required to develop an aluminum profile extrusion technology.

New! 3. Shape rolling
Students should select a caliber system, calculate calibration in QKaliber CAD, complete simulation in QForm, and prepare caliber drawings.

Each participant can only compete in one section.

Organizers are asked to submit a competition entry with a list of applicant students. If the local organizer invites students from multiple universities then each university is limited to 3 participating students so if more are interested in participating, then each university must pre-select 3 most qualified participants. If only one university is involved with a local organizer, then more than 3 students may participate. On the day of the event in April 2024 competing students should arrive to assigned class room and each student will work on a personal computer with QForm simulation and CAD software installed and will have 6 hours to design the technology, to simulate it and to create a report using text editor such as Microsoft Word. Students’ reports should include calculations and justification of the proposed technology, applications and drawings in text file as well as saved QForm FE-simulation file. Each report will have special random number to achieve fair and unbiased judging. The results will be judged by a local committee. Winners will get diplomas and prizes. Then 1st place winners from each country will move on to the Scientific Committee judgment between countries where three best students’ reports from around the world will get special diplomas and prizes. Basic language of the Olympiad is English. Each Organizer may use different languages for reports but the students’ reports for International Committee judgment have to be translated into English.

Universities taking part in the Olympiad could get a free 3-month QForm academic license to practice before the Olympiad by request. Students could get free QForm Cloud Academic license to use it from home. The universities will also get the solved example from the previous Olympiad for review as well as a training course of simulation in QForm.

Mátyás Kovács, the winner of Hot Bulk Forging Section-2023

Krisztián Korsós, the winner of Hot Bulk Forging Section-2022


  • January 2024: Organizational Committee membership confirmation letter (including contact person) to [email protected]
  • January 2024: Competition entry from universities (including request for QForm license if needed)
  • March 2024: List with applicant students
  • April 2024: Recommended date of the Olympiad at universities


Find out more:
Olympiad-2023 winners and overview
Works including simulation .qform files performed by the Olympiad-2023 winners
Mission and history about Olympiad in presentation (.ppsx)