MetalForming Fundamentals

Whatever your forming experience, moving to new grades of steel, or to aluminum, demands you view forming from a different perspective. There is opportunity for suppliers able to reliably form newer and evolving grades of steel. Aluminum components are also becoming common in product applications. You must understand how your selected material will behave under the stress of forming to be able to provide quality, profitable components.


Courses in the tools and processes used to deform sheet metal into a desired geometry, including:

  • Trimming
  • Bending
  • Drawing
  • Stretching
  • Hydroforming
  • Lubrication