Participation was made with 2 articles prepared by the R&D team for the 3rd International Iron and Steel Symposium organized this year. From our R&D Engineers, Sezgin Yurtdaş presented his article "Increasing Cold Forging Tool Life of M10x1.25 Welding Flange Nut by Using Finite Element Simulation" about improvement of mold life obtained by using numerical simulation techniques in ring weld nipple with M10x1.25 flange, and Barış Tanrıkulu presented his article "Experimental Investigation on Self-loosening of Preloaded Stainless Steel Fasteners" which included the examination of the relaxation behavior of stainless bolts under vibration. In this symposium where the university and the industry met, participation and presentations of our company in fields requiring different competence attracted great acclaim by academicians, industrialists and engineer candidates. Beside the Norm Cıvata R&D team, we would like to congratulate all those who contributed, especially the Norm Somun Team.
The article titled "Tool Life Enhancement in Cold Bolt Forging Process: The Effect of Forging Stage Design" prepared by our R&D engineer Cenk Kılıçaslan and our R&D director Umut İnce was accepted and published in June in SAU Journal of Science Institute which is one of the nationally recognized scientific journals determined by YÖK.
Participation was held at the New Developments in Forging Technology conference on May 15-17 in Stuttgart with the article entitled "Light-weight Forging of Steel Alloy Fasteners" presented by our R&D Engineer Sezgin Yurtdaş. It had been included in the "Analysis of Products and Future Prospectives in Cold Forging" part of the conference which was one of the essential major topics. In the presentation of nearly 220 participants from the university and the industry, our application study on weight reduction, which was almost on everyone's lips, attracted great interest, and we were asked about our future study strategies. We thank all the R&D team who contributed.