Material Behavior in Sheet Metal Forming

This course covers the basics of material behavior of steel, high-strength steel, ultra-high-strength steel and aluminum in sheet metal forming processes. Issues such as material behavior under a variety of forming conditions and properties which influence this behavior are discussed. Topics are illustrated with practical applications.

The introduction of mechanical properties and material behavior contains:

  • Flow curve; mechanical properties, approximation & extrapolations (Ludwick, Swift, Voce)
  • Forming Limit Diagram; grid analysis, FLC creation (Nakazima, Marciniak)
  • Material laws and yield locus (Hill, Barlat)
  • Steel, high-strength steel, ultra-high-strength steel; DP (Dual Phase), CP (Complex Phase), Trip (Transformation Induced Plasticity) and Ms (Martensite)
  • Aluminum

The main focus of the course is on interpretation - deriving and using material data in order to understand and interpret material behavior. The preparation of material data required for forming simulations is also covered.


This three-day course is intended for part designers and tool makers in the automotive industry, as well as for staff carrying out forming simulations.

USA: Training Courses

  • Location:   Troy, MI; Grand Rapids, MI; Online
  • Duration:   3 days
  • Price:           $ 1500 US / Participant
  • Troy - Dates
  • March 10 - 12, 2020
  • November 16 - 18, 2020
  • Grand Rapids - Dates
  • August 17 - 19, 2020
  • Online - Dates
  • June 16 - 18, 2020
  • August 17 - 19, 2020
  • November 16 - 18, 2020


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.