Metals – Shaping and Joining


Engineering Studies – P4 Biomedical Engineering – Materials and Manufacturing

This topic introduces manufacturing methods used to shape metal products and the ways that metals can be joined.

Key Concepts

  • Methods of shaping metals
  • Methods of joining metals

Discussion Questions

  1. Describe various shaping processes applicable to material types.
  2. Identify materials suitable for use in biomedical applications.
  3. Describe material properties for biomedical applications.
  4. Describe casting techniques used for biomedical materials.
  5. Describe moulding techniques used for biomedical materials.
  6. Describe joining techniques used for biomedical materials.
  7. Discuss technology advances in joining and shaping biomedical materials.



Metal Machining Processes
Die Casting Processes
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