National Engineering Research Center of Near-Net-Shape Forming for Metallic Materials (NERC-NFMM) was established in February, 2009 at South China University of Technology authorized by Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China. NERC-NFMM is a non-profit national engineering research center founded on the base of the Ministry of Education Engineering Research Center for Metallic Materials Forming and Equipment, Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of High Efficient Near-Net-Shape Forming Technology and Equipments for Metallic Materials (Category B) and Guangdong Key Laboratory for Advanced Metallic Materials Processing. NERC-NFMM has two first level key national disciplines (Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering) with doctoral degree-granting, and two post-doctoral research stations. NERC-NFMM has a total of 47 staffs, including 27 Professor and 13 Associate Professors and Senior Engineers. Among these, one member of the Academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering, two receivers of the National Natural Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, one Yangtse River Scholar Distinguished Professor, two Humboldt scholars of Germany and two Pearl River Scholar Distinguished Professors.
National Engineering Research Center of Near-Net-Shape Forming for Metallic Materials
NERC-NFMM focuses on near-net-forming technology of metallic materials to meet the national and industrial significant demand, overcome the bottle-neck problems of the effective utilization of metals and their short-route producing process, acquire novel materials, technique and equipments using Near-Net-Shape Forming Technology, promote the engineering application of the research achievements, provide strong technical support for the national economy and national defense construction, build a world class base for developing novel advanced research and techniques. NERC-NFMM involves in four research fields: 1) high efficient near-net-shape casting; 2) high efficient near-net-shape of of powder materials; 3) high efficient precision plastic forming; 4) equipments for near-net-shape forming of metallic materials.