Department of Materials Forming prepares engineers for employment in the final phases of metallic materials production. The desired shapes and properties are achieved in hot and cold forming processes. Attention is paid to steel forming, but also to non-ferrous metals and other advanced materials – composites, intermetallics and others. Rolled, forged or extruded products of superior service properties are indispensable in most branches of any modern economy.
Research in the Department of Materials Forming focuses mainly on the theoretical aspects of forming. It covers hardening and recovery processes, deformability, plasticity, and deformation behaviour. It is extended to the field of limit plasticity, plastometric and laboratory (pilot plant) testing, and is accompanied with computer simulation. Another interest is paid to thermo mechanical moulding and optimisation of forming processes.