TMM4182 - Forming and Casting of Metals


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 40/100
Written examination 60/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course deals with manufacturing of metallic products by metal forming and casting. Design of metal formed and cast components. General metal forming theory: Technological tests, flow stress, friction, thermal conditions. Analysis of different metal forming processes with main focus on extrusion, forging, wiredrawing and rolling.
Casting methods, permanent and expendable moulds. Casting of iron, steel and light metals. Melt flow, solidification, heat transfer, contraction, thermal stresses. Correct design of moulds based on knowledge of characteristics of casting processes.

Learning outcome

The students know about shaping and casting metals into useful products as final parts or wrought products, for instance in terms of castings or extruded profiles. They know classical theory and modern FEM-analysis how to study the process conditions in metal forming and casting operations. Through an analysis approach the students know how to determine optimum conditions in industrial applications of the processes.

The students have theoretical and practical skills related to metal forming and casting so in future work they can design products for ease of manufacture. Practical skills in laboratory work are acquired. The students learn how to use modern data assisted methods for optimizing metal forming and casting processes on the concept stage before manufacture of a part.

General competence:
The students have general competence regarding casting and metal forming technologies. More specifically the students are able to judge what optimum conditions are when such manufacturing methods are used. The competence acquired can be described by the key words: Design of components in metal forming and casting, understanding the physics of casting and metal forming, metallurgy and mechanics of metal forming and casting, methods used, important alloys for the purpose.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, calculation- and laboratory exercises. There will be semester projects where either casting or metal forming are to be analyzed in the laboratory. The students are taught how to analyse metal forming using the FEM-programs DEFORM. A mark is given for the semester projects/ exercises, and it counts 40% when the final mark is given. Lectures and exercises will be in English if there are English speaking students attending the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final written exam (60%) and compulsory project works (40%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade.

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Text book: Henry Valberg: Applied metal forming including FEM-analysis, Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Casting of metals. Ch.4, 10-12, in text book called "Manufacturing Engineering and Technology",edited by S. Kalpakjian and S. R. Scmid, Prentice Hall, 4ed., 2001.

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 8

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD work 40/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Written examination 60/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
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