Forming is the shaping of a material without melting it and without separating it.  Forming operations are typically classified as hot or cold forming.  Hot forming operations take place above the materials recrystallization temperature.  Forming operations can also be classified as bulk or sheet forming processes.

Examples of forming operations include:

Bulk Forming Processes

  • Cold Heading
  • Extrusion
  • Forging
  • Hot Rolling
  • Wire Drawing

Sheet Forming Processes

  • Bending
  • Deep Drawing
  • Roll Forming
  • Thermoforming


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top