Stamping / Deep Drawing Fundamentals

This course covers the fundamentals in sheet metal forming of steel, aluminum and high-strength steel, using practical examples from the automotive industry. The main focus of this course is on deep drawing of vehicle body parts.


  • Basics of formability
  • Materials: steel, aluminum and high-strength steel
    • material properties
    • formability
    • theoretical principles
  • Forming methods
    • deep drawing
    • hydromechanical deep drawing
    • hydroforming
  • Press and tool technology
  • Deep drawing of automotive body parts
    • basic definitions
    • fundamentals (operations, parameters of influence, tool concepts)
    • failure/errors (wrinkles, cracks, surface defects)
    • analysis of part quality (grid analysis)


This three-day course is intended for designers of vehicle body parts and tool designers in the automotive industry, as well as for practitioners in the fields of prototyping, tool making and press shop planning, and for CAD engineers in the field of sheet metal forming.

USA: Training Courses

  • Location:   Troy, MI; Grand Rapids, MI; Online
  • Duration:   3 days
  • Price:           $ 1500 US / Participant
  • Troy - Dates
  • April 12 - 14, 2021
  • Grand Rapids - Dates
  • August 31 - September 2, 2021
  • Online - Dates
  • April 12 - 14, 2021
  • August 31 - September 2, 2021


755 W. Big Beaver Road Suite 300
Troy, MI 48084

Worldwide: Training Courses

Training courses are held at AutoForm’s offices in the USA, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Japan, Korea as well as in other countries. Please contact your local AutoForm office for further information. Upon request, courses can also be held at customer sites.