Metal Shaping Processes


Engineering Studies – H2 Transport Engineering – Materials and Manufacturing

This topic covers metal shaping process. The key concept is the relationship between a process, the shape produced, and the type of material that is appropriate for the shaping method. The keys steps in each shaping/forming process need to be identified.

Key Concepts

  • Identification of common processes
  • Applications of common processes
  • Describing common processes.

Discussion Questions

  1. Discuss reasons why various shaping processes are required.
  2. Name several common shaping processes and describe a common product produced by each process.
  3. What are some criteria that would be used when deciding on the most appropriate shaping process?
  4. Describe the process of:
    • Forging
    • Rolling
    • Casting – molten and powder
    • Pressing
    • Powder forming
    • Welding
  5. Explain the terms:
    • Fabrication
    • Machining


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