Welcome on the website of the 15thInternational Conference on High Speed Machining HSM 2019. Since 1997, the conference is focused on machining technology, machine tool design and related topics. The current 15th conference will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, from October 8th to October 9th, 2019. The conference is organized under sponsorship of International academy of production engineering CIRP.

Main topics

  • Cutting tools, cutting processes, abrasive processes, cutting conditions and their optimization;
  • Cutting process simulation and virtual machining;
  • CAD/CAM systems and machining strategies for high productivity;
  • Machining of difficult-to-cut materials (titanium alloys, nickel alloys, stainless steel, hard materials) and nonmetallic materials (composites, ceramics);
  • Machinability of Materials After Additive or Forming Processes
  • Intelligent machines and intelligent manufacturing, monitoring of technological processes;
  • Environmental aspects of the design and operation of machine tools;
  • Machining dynamics and process optimization, chatter avoidance;
  • Machine tool design, modeling, optimization and identification of machine tool behaviour;
  • Spindle modeling, testing and diagnostics;
  • Feed drive modeling and optimization, control systems, control strategies and mechatronics;
  • Thermal behavior of machine tools;
  • Micromachining;
  • High precision machining and high precision machines;
  • Diagnostics and Measurement of Machine Tool Behaviour
  • Experimental Approaches in Machining
  • Industrial case studies related to the above-mentioned topics

The special focus will be on these current CIRP topics during the conference:

  • Self-Optimizing Machining Systems
  • Robots in Machining
  • Noise and Vibrations in Machine Tools
  • Energy Efficient Machine Tools
  • Structured and Textured Cutting Tool Surfaces for Machining Applications
  • Broaching: cutting tools and machine tools


John H. Anderson

CEO & Founder

Peter Watson

CEO & Founder

Paul B. Martin


Paul B. Martin


Paul B. Martin


Key dates

  • 21st March  Abstract submission  Call closed

  • 26th March 2019  Abstract acceptance

  • 31st May 2019  Fulltext submission

  • 31st July 2019 End of review process

  • 16th August 2019  Final paper submission

  • 13th September 2019 Registration deadline

  • 8th - 9th October 2019  Conference

Conference venue

The conference will be held in the Hotel Grand Majestic Plaza Prague situated in the historical center of Prague.