4M Conference Series

The annual conference provides a forum for experts from industry and academia to share the results of their in-depth investigations and engage in interdisciplinary discussions about the creation of micro-manufacturing capabilities.


World Congress on Micro and Nano Manufacturing

Jointly organised by the 4M Association, the International Institution for Micro Manufacturing (I2M2) and the International Forum on Micro Manufacturing (IFMM)

Congress Chair

Joško Valentinčič, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Congress Co-Chairs

Stefan Dimov, University of Birmingham, UK

Martin Byung-Guk Jun, Purdue University, USA

Kuniaki Dohda, Northwestern University, USA


Slovenia is a small

4M/IWMF2016 Conference


Denmark is the home of The Little Mermaid, historic Vikings, timeless Scandinavian design and much more.

4M/ICOMM2015 Conference

Post-Conference Update

Proceedings now available online

Best paper: “Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Dielectric Conductivity on Characteristics of Micro-EDM Process” Soham S. Mujumdar, Shiv G. Kapoor and Davide Curreli (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA)

Honourable mentions: “Dimensional accuracy and deformation behaviours in meso-scaled progressive forming of two-level flanged parts” M.W. Fu, B. Meng and C.M. Fu (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

“Replication of prismatic microstructures by electromagnetic embossing” Lasse Langstädtler, Lars Schönemann, Arne Bloem, Christian Schenck and Bernd Kuhfuss (Universtity of Bremen)

“A Study to Improve Shape Accuracy of the Hole Drilled by Micro EDM”, Yunn-Shiuan Liao, Chang-Sheng Lin and Yao-Yang Tsai (National Taiwan University)

The winners of the photo award were:

• Lin Zhang, Pengyi Tang, Lijuan Han, Yabin Zhang, Li Zhang (“Summer flower”)

• Marco Sorgato (“Human mesenchymal stem cells differentiation over a nano pillared surface made by micro injection moulding”)


Milan is a bridge to discover Italy, its culture, arts, food, fashion and wonderful natural and touristic attractions. Milan will also host Expo Milano 2015.

The conference will be held at the Assolombarda congress centre(map) and at Politecnico di Milano (map)

Directions and useful links here>>

4M2013 Conference

San Sebastian, Spain


Barceló Costa Vasca,Avenida Pio Baroja, 15 | 20008 San Sebastián, Spain

IK4-TEKNIKER, Eibar, Spain


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