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MTT047 - Metal forming and joining  
Metallformning och fogning
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-20 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPPEN
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Teaching language: English
Application code: 34114
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: C+

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0116 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   04 Jun 2020 am J,  11 Oct 2019 pm M   Contact examiner

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


Johan Ahlström

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MTT046   Metal processing: casting, forming & joining


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 introduce important manufacturing aspects of metal forming and joining focusing on welding.

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

1. Outline basic principles of the most important methods for sheet metal forming and their relation to products and production including cost and sustainability aspects.
2. Analyse and Discuss the influence of material properties and stress state on formability.
3. Define and Compare the most common joining methods for metals, with focus on welding, and their relation to products and production including cost and sustainability aspects.
4. Reason on the influence of underlying chemical and physical reactions on joining processes.
5. Discuss cutting methods in the perspective to prepare for forming and welding processes.
6. Explain the physical metallurgy of welding in important alloys and Judge weldability, phase transformations, microstructure and properties of welds and heat affected zones.
7. Outline advanced weld simulation and Analyse important welding-induced effects on materials and components with simplified models.
8. Discuss design and quality assurance of formed and welded components including typical defects, generation of internal stresses and their influence on mechanical properties.


Important forming and joining methods for sheet metal are covered. Influence of material characteristics on formability and weldability are central. Metal cutting methods, quality assurance and evaluation of strength and defects in formed and welded components are introduced.


The course is organised with lectures, laboratory sessions (compulsory), and project work (compulsory). Study visits are planned for, but cannot be guaranteed.


The course is based on e-books available via Chalmers library and literature published on the course home page. The selection will be announced in due time.

Examination including compulsory elements

The course will be assessed through project reports and a handwritten exam. The results of the parts will be weighted into a final grade.

Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016.