Metal Processing

Professors working in this area include:

The backbone of metals processing is casting and hot deformation. 

The Light Metals Research Laboratory Professor Mihriban Pekguleryuz is equipped with state-of-the-art research capability and tools. The lab meets the needs of our research activities as well as offering light metals foundry services, and includes facilities which are able to synthesize, cast, and provide bench-scale rolling and extrusion of all light alloys.

The Hot Deformation Laboratory Professor Yue and john.jonas [at] (Professor Jonas) has a suite of computer controlled mechanical testing frames mated with high temperature furnaces capable of investigating the behaviour of metals whilst deforming at temperatures as high as the melting point of steel. Apart from uniaxial machines, the hot torsion machine enables industrial rolling schedules to be simulated. Many metals have been studied in the laboratory, but current interest is centered on titanium alloys, magnesium alloys and high strength low alloy steels.


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