Numerical simulation has emerged as a powerful tool in the design and analysis of industrial forming processes. The major difficulties of complex three-dimensional workpiece geometries and ill-defined material properties during processing are being addressed with rapidly improving efficacy. The NUMIFORM conference held at three-year intervals, offer a well-recognized forum for practitioners from both academia and industry to exchange knowledge on new developments. This volume consists of papers presented at the 5th conference and reflect the state-of-art of quantitatively addressing critical issues in the industrial processes of metals, polymers and other materials. Topics: Keynote lectures; Invited lectures; Material behaviour; Simulation methods and large scale computation; Metals: General topics; Rolling of metals; Polymer: General topics; Polymer injection molding and casting of metals.