Technical Paper

Learn about various metal forming processes and suitable materials for each of these processes.

Metal forming involves the process of producing metal parts through mechanical deformation. Hereby a raw metal stock is reshaped into a finished part without the use of any additional metal or other materials.

There are a lot of different metal forming processes to be distinguished - but they all got one thing in common: The tools used in those processes need to have good sliding properties, high hardness, and good resistance properties. This guide aims to introduce you to some of the most common metal forming processes and highlights suitable materials for the tooling involved.



  • Common metal forming processes explained such as 
    • Tube forming
    • Deep drawing
    • Reverse drawing 
    • ... and many more
  • The most suitable materials for the tools involved in those processes. 

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