Thermomechanical processing suite

Thermomechanical processing suite

  • Partner:The University of Manchester
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Detailed Description

This suite comprises a hot rolling mill and forming press designed to operate at the one litre scale, both are fully instrumented.


Our research focuses on manufacturing methods involving thermomechanical processing. In particular, understanding the formability of sheet, a complex material property that cannot be determined by simple mechanical tensile testing.

The investment aims to address the development of next generation high value added wrought metal products. It provides state of the art facilities to support the development of high-value-added wrought metal products. It is fully complementary to the focus at Sheffield in powder processes and rapid alloy discovery.

Equipment in use: FENN Model 081 Laboratory Hot Reversing Mill Interlaken ServoPress 225 Sheet Metal Forming Press.