Best Reference Books – Metal Forming Technology

We have compiled a list of Best Reference Books on Metal Forming Technology Subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges.

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We have put a lot of effort into researching the best books for reference on this subject and came out with a recommended list of best books. The table below contains a review of these books and links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Mechanical Metallurgy” by Dieter G E

“Mechanical Metallurgy” Book Review: The book takes an in-depth look at the production processes with stress on development of control engineering and automation. It provides detailed analysis of several important manufacturing technologies as a system comprising the three elements: process, production line and product. Some of the chapters present in the book are Basic Principles of Metal Forming, Fundamentals of Press Design, Mechanical Process, Hydraulic Process, Changing Dies, Press Safety and Certification, Coil Lines, Sheet Metal Forming Lines, Shearing Lines etc. The book also addresses the recently developed technologies such as CAD, CAM, CIM, mechatronics and process simulation and their influence on modern industrial processes.

2. “Fundamentals of Working of Metals” by Sach G
3. “Technology of Metal Forming Processes” by Kumar and Surender

“Technology of Metal Forming Processes” Book Review: The book presents the basics and advanced concepts of metal forming processes along with its applications. The book is composed of a total of sixteen chapters. These coverage of the book includes theory of plasticity, importance of friction and lubrication in metal forming processes, lubricated metal forming processes, forming of polymers, metal powder performances etc. Exhaustive discussions based on specific forming processes, new and powerful techniques such as load bounding and slip line field for solving engineering problems in metal forming and important factors such as force, power requirements, formability and machinability in the study of individual processes are also included in this textbook. The book also sheds lights on the application of computer-aided analysis in the metalworking processes and the recent developments in the field. Exercises are included in the end for extended practice and better grasp of the theory.

4. “Fundamentals of Metal Forming Processes” by B L Juneja

“Fundamentals of Metal Forming Processes” Book Review: The book stresses on the analysis of forming processes in metal forming technology and also sheds light on the recent developments in the field. The book comprises a total of fourteen chapters. The coverage includes the forming properties of materials, conventional, non-conventional and newer forming processes, stress states, stress analysis, strain analysis, yield conditions, stress and strain/strain-rate relations, basic equations in plasticity and the methods of solving them etc. It also deals with analysis of forging, rolling, wire drawing, tube drawing, extrusion and sheet metal forming processes, transverse rolling processes and manufacture of seamless tubes and pipes, friction in metal forming and methods of measuring friction. It also provides laboratory experiments in metal forming for college workshops.

5. “Metal Forming Technology” by Raj Baldev and Sesh Venugopal

“Metal Forming Technology” Book Review: The book discusses the latest developments in metal forming technology. It provides elaborate discussions on fundamentals, newer processes, novel ways of analyzing and interpreting the results, peripheral areas, quality management, environmental aspects and advanced technologies on metal forming. The book presents a culmination of several authors and their expertise in this field. All concepts and theories are covered in great deal along with extensive mathematical treatment. The book can benefit students at undergraduate as well as at postgraduate level, researchers, and practicing engineers.

6. “Metal Forming: Fundamentals and Applications (ASM Series in Metal Processing)” by Taylan Altan

“Metal Forming: Fundamentals and Applications (ASM Series in Metal Processing)” Book Review: The book provides a comprehensive outline of the basic principles of metal forming while stressing on the latest developments in the design of metal-forming operations and tooling. Various topics covered in the book include position of metal forming in manufacturing, metal-forming process as a system consisting of several interacting variables, classification of all metal-forming processes, fundamentals of plastic deformation, metal flow, flow stress of metals and yield criteria, practical variables of metal- forming processes such as friction, temperatures and forming machines and their characteristics etc. It also includes detailed chapters dedicated to discussions on approximate methods of analyzing simple forming operations, massive forming processes such as closed-die forging, hot extrusion, cold forging/ extrusion, rolling and drawing and prediction of stresses and load in each process. It also provides a succinct description of applications of computer-aided techniques, recent developments in metal-forming technology such as CAD/CAM for die design and manufacture and the latest trends in metal flow analysis and simulations.

7. “Metal Forming: Forging and Related Processes v. 1 (Engineering Design Guides)” by Morgan Thomas Watkins
8. “Metal Forming Handbook” by Schuler GmbH

“Metal Forming Handbook” Book Review: The book provides fundamentals of metal forming processes and press design. It elaborately covers topics such as major metal forming technologies: sheet metal forming, cutting, hydroforming and solid forming etc. The book provides a succinct exposition on both theory and practical implementation. The presentation of concepts is supplemented by sample calculations, illustrations, color figures and diagrams. The book sheds light on state-of-the-art techniques and fundamental information in the field of metal forming technology. It serves as a textbook and a reference as well. The book can benefit undergraduate students and get an exposure to practically-oriented concepts contributed by various experts in the field.

9. “Metal Forming: Technology and Process Modelling” by Prof Uday S Dixit and Prof R Ganesh Narayayanan

“Metal Forming: Technology and Process Modelling” Book Review: The book concisely discusses the fundamentals as well as the advanced topics in both bulk and sheet metal forming. It presents a culmination of contributions by a number of authors who share their expertise through thirteen chapters covered in the book. The coverage of the book sweeps through a wide range of topics such as theory of plasticity, modeling techniques for metal forming, finite element method and soft computing tools, fundamental and advanced aspects of metal extrusion, die designing particularly for extrusion, sheet metal forming, flange wrinkling in deep drawing, probabilistic and mesoscale approaches to model interfacial phenomena during hot flat rolling, tailor welded blanks fabricated by friction stir welding process etc. The book can benefit students to get information on the foundation of metal forming as well as industry practices.

10. “Sheet Metal Forming Technology” by M Y Demeri and A K Ghosh

“Sheet Metal Forming Technology” Book Review: This textbook deals with the technology deployed in sheet metal forming. The book contains theory as well as mathematical treatments of various concepts such as hardening models, hydraulic systems, interpolator etc. The coverage of the book includes detailed chapters on topics such as aluminum alloys, bending, bifurcation theory, binder, blankholder, closed loop, copper OFHC, crystallographic orientation, curvature, cushion, damage analysis, design of experiments, die, dimple, dislocation draw, drawbead, drawing limit curve, error, failure, finite element analysis, flow stress, force, forming, forming limit etc. The book also sheds light on reliability analysis, sensitivity analysis techniques and various parameters of steel such as strain, strain path, strain rate effect, strength coefficient, test, texture, tool, trajectory etc.

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