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MTT046 - Metal processing: casting, forming & joining
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-20 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPPEN
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: C

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0111 Written and oral assignments 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c    

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MPAEM MATERIALS ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)


Docent  Kenneth Hamberg


MMK210   Joining technology MTT045   Advanced metal forming and casting

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In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic courses in materials science, solid mechanics and manufacturing technology.


The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to important manufacturing aspects of forming, joining and casting. Computer aided tools are introduced and used on a component.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • Create well-founded and realistic process models within metal forming,welding and casting
  • Define and compare the most common welding methods and their relation to products and production. 
  • Discuss the physical metallurgy of welding in steel and aluminium systems and judge weldability, phase transformations, developed microstructures, properties of welds and heat affected zones.
  • Discuss the metallurgy applicable to casting of ferrous alloys as well as aluminium alloys.
  • Design  a gating system and simulate  filling and solidification for a given component.
  • Describe typical defects, generation of internal stresses and their influence on mechanical properties for both joining and casting.
  • Understand the fundamental theories of non destructive testing method and apply the methods on a component.


Various non destructive techniques are introduced and applied on a component. These methods can also be applied on the components that are disused during the rest of the course. Physical metallurgy of welding as well as the welding methods is introduced.
Metal casting is another manufacturing method (introducing filling and solidification simulation and design of the runner system) is introduced and a component is simulated and disused during the course.
Sheet metal forming techniques is the third process that is discussed. A number of  assignments is carried out by the students.


A component is selected which can either be manufactured by pressing sheet metal parts and welded together or may be cast. Lectures and exercises related to this component. The course consists of three parts: forming, joining and casting.

Simulation of heat transfer during welding is carried out in order to highlight the metallurgical aspects that occur during welding.

Casting exemplified by designing the pouring system and then simulate and solidification at molding. Examination of this part is a report of the simulation part and some literature reviews.

Welding and casting defects are treated and appropriate NDT techniques isomeric are introduced. Defects Formation and microstructural development is important for understanding the mechanical properties.  Field trips and laboratory work are included in the course.

Sheet metal forming is introduced.


Literature will be announced two weeks prior course start


Each part of the course will be examined independently. Various assessment methods will be used.

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