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Plastic processing - sheet metal forming

Plastic processing methods that focus on sheet metal forming for persons with a certain technical base knowledge that wnats to learn more about the relationship between material and forming process.

The course describes what plastic forming methods represent. Common manufacturing processes are introduced, with a focus on sheet metal forming. The course explains how different materials act under plastic deformation and what happens with the properties of the material. This is coupled to resulting component properties and what is important to know about sheet forming processes.

Goal and purpose

The participants will get a basic understanding of sheet metal forming as a processing method, and a heightened awareness about how the material properties and forming processes affect the component properties. The participants will be to discuss plastic processing methods  in an introductory way with production floor personnel.

Target audience

Students and employees with a technical basic knowledge, that wants to learn more about the relationship between material and forming process.

Suitable for persons within the industry that are either entering in to new processes or materials or that are entering in to work in construction or production development for sheet metal formed products.


Basic knowledge of metallic materials and production processes. Also suitable for product developers.


Eva-Lis Odenberger

Boel Wadman

Peter Ottosson

Jukka Rajalampi


The course consists of a basic part that can be expanded with several modules.

Basic part 2 x 3 h: Plastic processing

  • Mechanical properties in metals, terminology, impact of materials in common industrial processes
  • Component quality after sheet metal forming
  • Forming of different materials and abrasion resistance classes
  • Laboration testing methods (on-line)
  • How can FE-analysis be used for effective product- and process development


Modules: 2-4 h each


  1. Plastic processingof different materials: In-depth material theory, strains and tensions during and after forming, with examples from forming of non-corrosive steel and aluminium 4 h
  2. Testing methods to evaluate malleability, advanced 2 h
  3. Hot sheet metal forming with examples from forming of titanium alloys, composites and aluminium 4 h
  4. Tool guidelines: Basic course focusing on forming tools with appurtinent processes 2 h
  5. Small series manufacturing of sheet metal: Hydro forming and small series tools 2 h

Practical information




Online (webcourse) and/or on-site at RISE in Olofström

Type of event

Course, Web based, Workshop

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Eva-Lis Odenberger


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Patrik Svanängen


Patrik Svanängen


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