3rd International  Conference on Engineering   Manufacture 

 FEUP, Porto - Portugal 
 7-8 May 2026 

EM 2026

The conference venue is the campus of the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), which offers excellent facilities for high quality scientific interactions. FEUP is located in the town of Porto in the Northern region of Portugal. Porto is a beautiful and lively city, steeped in history and rich in great experiences. With its magnificent location by the Atlantic coast, Porto is the city of the world famous Port Wine and the River Douro.

This conference is held every 2 years. The conference is chaired by Lucas F. M. da Silva and co-chaired by Fátima Vaz (Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal), Marion Merklein (Friedrich-Alexander University, Germany) and Ricardo Carbas (INEGI, Portugal). The focus is on engineering manufacture and will include works on additive manufacturing, precision machining, vacuum assisted high pressure die casting, semi-solid metal casting, compressive and tensile forming processes, among many others.

Special topics of interest are:
. modelling and optimization of manufacture processes
. design for manufacturing strategies
. development of new manufacturing technologies
. design of novel manufacturing equipment
. comparative case studies
. cost and quality analysis
. ecological aspects
. destructive and non-destructive testing of manufactured components.

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts:
16 January 2026

Notification of Acceptance to Authors:
30 January 2026

Early bird registration:
20 February 2026 

Submission of full length papers (not compulsory to submit a full length paper):
7 May 2026

Call for Papers

Abstract template
Abstracts should be sent electronically to Lucas F M da Silva at lucas@fe.up.pt. Indicate in the email if you want oral or poster presentation.

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To register for the Conference, please fill in the electronic registration form (soon availabe). Each participant, including authors, is expected to pay the corresponding registration fee.

Early bird (Until 20th February 2026)
Regular delegate - 650 EUR
Student (MSc or PhD) - 550 EUR
Online - Videoconference - 400 EUR

Standard (From 21th February 2026)
Regular delegate - 750 EUR
Student (MSc or PhD) - 650 EUR
Online - Videoconference - 500 EUR

The conference fee includes the book of abstracts, lunches, conference dinner, coffee-breaks and reception first day.

Cancellation Policy
In case of cancellation, a written notification should be sent to the conference chairman. If it is received prior to March 10th, 2026, registration fees will be refunded with a deduction of €75. No refund can be made after March 10th, 2026.

Payment of Conference Fee
Payments are accepted by bank transfer or credit card.

Ms. Lurdes Catalino
 tel.: +351 222 043 573
 fax: +351 222 043 693


Lucas F M da Silva
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Marion Merklein
Friedrich-Alexander University, Germany

Fátima Vaz
Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Ricardo Carbas
Instituto de Ciência e Inovação em Engenharia Mecânica e Engenharia Industrial, Portugal

Alexander Brosius (TU Dresden, Germany)
Beatriz Silva (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Bernhard Karpuschewski (University of Bremen, Germany)
Carlos Silva (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Chris Nielsen (TU Denmark, Denmark)
Diogo Neto (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Dulce Rodrigues (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Eduardo A. S. Marques (University of Porto, Portugal)
Filipe Samuel Silva (University of Minho, Portugal)
Francisco Silva (ISEP, Portugal)
Frank Walther (TU Dortmund University, Germany)
Gianni Nicoletto (University of Parma, Italy)
Ivo Bragança (ISEL, Portugal)
Jean François Chatelain (École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada)
João Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Jorge Lino (University of Porto, Portugal)
Junying Min (Tongji University, China)
Luis Menezes (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Marta Oliveira (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Mehdi Kasaei (INEGI, Portugal)
Nima Shamsaei (Auburn University, USA)
Paul G. Maropoulos (Manufacturing Technology Centre, UK)
Paulo Martins (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Prveen Bidare (University of Birmingham, UK)
Rafael Comesaña (University of Vigo, Spain)
Raul Campilho (ISEP, Portugal)
Reza Beygi (Arak university, Iran)
Rúben Dorado Vicente (Universidad de Jaén, Spain)
Stefania Bruschi (Università di Padova, Italy)


Conference proceedings with the accepted abstracts will be available at the registration.

Full papers will be published in special issues of Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture (SAGE), Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications (SAGE), U.P. Journal of Engineering (University of Porto), Engineering Manufacturing Letters (University of Porto), Discover Mechanical Engineering (SPRINGER) and in a book of the book series Proceedings in Engineering Mechanics - Research, Technology and Education (SPRINGER) (provided they meet the quality standards).


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The poster size must be maximum A0 (841 mm x 1189 mm) in portrait (see sample image). The text and illustrations should be readable from a distance of two meters. Tacks and technical equipment for the hanging of posters will be available. Please check the conference final program for the poster board number assigned to you. Your poster should be displayed as per the number in the program.

Venue and Hotels

Conference venue: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
If you are arriving by subway (Metro), you should exit at IPO station (walking distance to FEUP).
Note that when travelling from Sá Carneiro airport and from the main train station (Campanhã), there is a SUBWAY/METRO connection, with transboarding in Trindade (Trindade Station) to the IPO station. Information on Metro.

Please consult the list of hotels with special rates. To benefit from this, please access the registration area using online facilities.

For further information about travel and hotels, please contact:
Ms. Lurdes Catalino

Viagens Abreu, SA
Tel.: +351 222 043 573
Fax: +351 222 043 693


The best oral presentation will be awarded with a certificate and a free registration for the 4th International Conference on Engineering Manufacture 2028 (EM 2028).