Bulk & Sheet Forming Processes for Manufacturing Engineers

Study the fundamentals related to design and manufacturing of metallic products by Bulk and Sheet metal forming methods

What you'll learn

  • To become familiar with some of the basic metal forming processes like extrusion, rolling, forging, wire drawing and sheet metal working
  • Understand the fundamental concepts of different metal forming processes their engineering applications and limitations.
  • Apply their knowledge to select suitable process, variables, tooling and machines/equipment to make the products from various metal forming processes.
  • Determine the forces and power requirement in different metal forming processes.
  • Investigate defects appeared in the products manufactured by various metal forming processes and determine their causes and remedies.
  • Identification of metal forming parameters such as friction, temperature, the resistance of the material etc, necessary for defect free products.
  • Analyze the interrelationships between various factors that influence the quality of manufactured products.


“Bulk & Sheet Forming Processes for Manufacturing Engineers” is a comprehensive 7-hour course designed to provide a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles and techniques involved in designing and producing metal products through bulk and sheet forming processes. This course is ideal for engineering students who are struggling with the basic concepts of metal product manufacturing and are looking for a comprehensive and effective solution to overcome their challenges. The course is taught by a Ph.D. professor with extensive knowledge and experience in the field, ensuring that students receive accurate and up-to-date information that is essential for success in the metal manufacturing industry.

The metal manufacturing industry is constantly evolving and highly competitive, making it essential for engineers to stay ahead of the curve. With this course, engineering students will have the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed as manufacturing engineers in this industry. The course covers a wide range of topics, including the fundamental principles of bulk and sheet-forming processes, design considerations, and cost-effectiveness. This hands-on learning experience provides students with practical knowledge and skills that they can immediately apply in the real world.

This is a unique opportunity for engineering students to improve their skills and knowledge in a crucial area of metal product manufacturing. With the comprehensive information and hands-on learning experience provided in this course, students will be well-equipped to tackle the challenges of the metal manufacturing industry and achieve success in their careers. Don’t miss this opportunity to take your skills and knowledge to the next level and enroll in “Bulk & Sheet Forming Processes for Manufacturing Engineers” today!


Introduction to the Fundamentals of Metal Forming Processes

  • Fundamentals of metal forming

  • Types of deformation processes of metal

  • Bulk deformation (Rolling, Forging, Extrusion, Wire Drawing)

  • Sheet metal working

  • Stress-Strain Curve

  • Derivation of the relation between stress and strain

  • Flow stress and Average flow stress

  • The temperature in metal forming (Cold working and Hot-working)

  • Recrystallization

  • Iso thermal forming (recovery and Grain growth)

  • Strain rate Sensitivity


Rolling Process

  • Introduction of rolling

  • Shapes used for rolling

  • Types of rolling

  • Working on the rolling process

  • Analysis of the rolling

  • Rolling mills

  • No-Slip Point for rolling

  • Flatness control and rolling defect

  • Numerical Problems related to the rolling process

Forging Process

  • Introduction to forging

  • Classification of forging

  • Types of forging

  • Analysis of the forging

  • Barreling effect in forging

  • Open Die forging and its practices

  • Impression Die forging and its practices

  • Advantages and Limitations of Impression Die forging

  • Fleshless forging

  • Forging Press and Forging Hammers

  • Numerical Problems related to the forging process

Extrusion Process

  • Introduction to the extrusion process

  • Classification of extrusion

  • Direct and Indirect extrusion

  • Hot and Cold extrusion

  • Direct and Continuous extrusion

  • Analysis of the extrusion process

  • Effect of friction on extrusion

  • Extrusion Dies and Orifice

  • Extrusion press and other extrusion processes

  • Numerical Problems related to the extrusion process

Drawing Process

  • Introduction to Drawing

  • Difference between drawing and wire drawing

  • Bar Drawing

  • Wire Drawing

  • Features of Draw Die

  • Preparation of the work

  • Analysis of the drawing process


Sheet metal Cutting

  • Introduction to sheet metal cutting process

  • Characteristics of Edges

  • Types of sheet metal cutting

  • Shearing

  • Blanking and Punching

  • Clearance in Sheet metal cutting

  • Analysis of sheet metal cutting processes

  • Numerical Problems related to the sheet metal cutting process

Sheet Metal Bending

  • Introduction of sheet metal bending process

  • Types of sheet metal bending

  • Analysis of the sheet metal bending process

  • Numerical Problems related to the sheet metal bending process

  • Spring Back

Sheet Metal Drawing

  • Introduction to the drawing process

  • Mechanics of drawing

  • Stages of deformation

  • Analysis of the drawing process

  • Tests of Drawing Feasibility

  • Blank force and blank size determination

  • Numerical Problems related to the drawing process

Redrawing, Reverse Drawing and Drawing without Blank holder

  • Other drawing processes (Redrawing, Reverse Drawing and Drawing without Blank holder)

  • Defects in Drawing

  • The operation performed with metal tooling

  • Ironing

  • Coining & Embossing

  • Lancing & Twisting

  • The operation performed with flexible Rubber tooling

  • Guerin and Hydroforming process

  • Numerical Problems related to the other drawing processes

Requirements for the course

  • The only requirement for this course is your interest to learn the manufacturing process.

Who this course is for

  • All concepts are introduced slowly and gradually, but comfort with thinking analytically will be helpful.
  • Engineers in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial, Electrical and other related fields looking for a way out of traditional processes for their projects and products.
  • Engineering students and professionals who want to level up their skills.
  • Anyone starting their career in the manufacturing and production world.


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