Metal Forming: Cold Forming Fundamentals

Cold Forming Fundamentals introduces learners to the equipment, processes, and general terminology used in cold forming industries. This course depicts the complex inner workings of cold forming processes with the aid of helpful GIFs and illustrations. A troubleshooting guide that covers both tooling and cold forming operations is also included in this course. This guide is a helpful tool to improve the quality and efficiency of cold forming operations. The material in this course is beneficial to both seasoned cold forming experts and learners new to the industry.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the benefits of cold forming when compared to machining.
  • Recognize the various materials that can be cold formed.
  • Differentiate between the types of cold forming machines and the products each machine can manufacture.
  • Recall the various equipment and processes used to create cold formed products.
  • Examine possible testing methods and troubleshooting solutions for common tooling and process failures in cold forming industries.
Course Length: 2.5 HRS

Table of Contents

Cold Forming Basic Concepts

  • Cold Forming vs. Machining
  • Cold Forming Properties
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Cold Forming
  • Cold Forming Material and Lubrication
  • Raw Material Inspection
  • Cold Forming Machine Types
    • Single Die Machines
    • Two-Die Machines
    • Multi-Die Machines

Cold Forming Equipment and Processes

  • Cold Forming Equipment
    • Uncoiler
    • Straightener
    • Feed Mechanism
    • Cutoff Mechanism
    • Punch and Die
    • Transfer
    • Kickout
  • Cold Forming Basic Processes
    • Extrusion
    • Upsetting
    • Heading
    • Piercing
    • Trimming
  • Cold Forming Secondary Processes
    • Thread Rolling
    • Heat Treating

Cold Forming Testing and Troubleshooting

  • Cold Forming Testing
    • Quality Control
    • Tensile Testing
    • Fatigue and Transverse Rupture Strength Testing
  • Cold Forming Troubleshooting
    • Feed Rolls and Mechanical Roll
    • Transfer Fingers
    • Punch and Die
    • Double Hit
    • Cutoff
    • Galling
    • Part Fill
    • Extrusion
    • Upsetting
    • Piercing and Trimming

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