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Principles of Metal Forming Technology


The course focuses on understanding the science and technology of different forming processes. Most of the metallic objects undergo at least one of the metal forming operations, except the cast ones. Understanding basic principles of metal forming and further being applied by engineers and metallurgists directly contribute towards improvement in production in the industries. The concept of stress, deformation and failure, mechanics of metalworking and analysis of different metal working processes will be covered during the whole course. Introduction and working principle of powder metallurgy forging will be presented in the end. The course will enable the students be conversant with working principles so that they can use the knowledge gained towards increasing the productivity of manufacturing industries in the long run.

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Final Exam (in-person, invigilated, currently conducted in India) is mandatory for Certification and has INR Rs. 1100 as exam fee.



UG/PG: UG and PG

PREREQUISITES: Introduction to manufacturing technology or manufacturing processes

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Manufacturing Industries where forming takes place, for example SAIL, BHEL, Foundry and Forge industries like HEC, Bharat Forge etc.

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Dr Pradeep K. Jha is presently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at IIT Roorkee. He has been teaching the courses related to manufacturing technology and theory of production processes to undergraduate and postgraduate students for more than 12 years. He is actively involved in research work related to production processes, especially casting processes.


Week 1  : Introduction and classification of metalworking processes, Behavior of materials
Week 2  :  Concept of stress and strain, Hydrostatic and deviatoric stresses 
Week 3  : Flow curve Yield criteria for ductile materials, plastic stress strain relationships
Week 4  :  Yielding and ductility during instability, Effect of strain rate and temperature on flow properties
Week 5  :  mechanics of metalworking, Analysis methods, Hot and cold working
Week 6  :  Introduction, classification and analysis of forging and rolling operations
Week 7  :  Defects in rolled and forged components, Analysis of extrusion process
Week 8  :  Classification and analysis of wire and tube drawing and sheetmetal working, Powder metallurgy forming


1. Ghosh, A., and Mallik, A.K., Manufacturing Science, Affiliated East-West Press Pvt. Ltd.
2. Rowe, Geoffrey W., An introduction to the principles of Metal Working, TMH 
3. Dieter George E., Mechanical Metallurgy, McGrawHill
  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date of Exams : October 07 (Sunday)
  • Time of Exams : Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
  • Exam for this course will be available in both morning & afternoon sessions.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.


  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of Best 6 out of 8 assignments.
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Roorkee.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.