Metal Forming and Mechanical Behaviour
Metal forming is the process of shaping metal parts by applying force. There is a wide range of metal forming techniques, each with its own advantages and disadvantages depending on the application and the desired final shape.
The mechanical behaviour of metals during the forming process is a critical factor in the final quality and performance of the parts. The mechanical behaviour of metals is a function of the material's microstructure, properties, and conditions. An understanding of the mechanical behaviour of metals is important to predict the deformation and failure of the parts during the forming process.
Courses in metal forming and mechanical behaviour in the fields of materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, and manufacturing engineering. These programs often include materials science, engineering, physics, and mechanics classes, as well as laboratory work to provide hands-on experience with the different techniques and equipment used in metal forming. Graduates of these programs may go on to work in manufacturing, design, maintenance, and repair fields in a wide range of industries.