Funded by the Turkish Ministry of Development and Atilim University, the Metal Forming Center of Excellence (MFCE) was established in 2010. The Center aims to support the Turkish metal forming industry through applied research, develop innovative, knowledge-based manufacturing technologies, manufacture high value-added components and form new and advanced materials.

The center conduct research in close collaboration with both academia and industry.  Since 2010, the Center has worked on a significant number of a national and international, small and medium-sized projects. It undertakes an important roles in the dissemination of knowledge through organizing seminars, workshops, training courses and ongoing projects.

The center has necessary hardware and software opportunities for metal forming research. The rich infrastructure of the Center contains forming presses, testing devices for material and micro-structure characterization and necessary software and hardware for numerical analysis.

Working Fields of Metal Forming Center of Excellence

  • Material Characterization for Simulation
  • Forming Light Materials
  • Die Design and Lifetime Improvement
  • Analytical Methods
  • Numeric Methods
  • Material Characterization Experiments
  • Systematic Experiments
  • Prototype Production
  • Pre-mass Production


Turkish Metal Industry is need of a research and development center which has the expertise to address the short, medium and long term problems of the industry in a way to maintain its competitive power and even increase it for the next two decades, to discover new markets and products and to be part of worldwide technological leadership. In this context, the fundamental aim of Metal Forming Center of Excellence supported by State Planning Agency is to develop academia-industry collaboration based on necessary research and development to:

  • Develop manufacturing technologies based on scientific knowledge
  • Fabricate products which have high added value
  • Use new and advanced materials in the manufacturing technologies
  • Increase productivity
  • Develop small and micron sized products
  • Create fast product development processes
  • Enhance innovation abilities


Launched with the support of the Department of Manufacturing Engineering, Atilim University, the Center gives support to the researchers of the University in industry-partnered projects.