The George S. Ansell Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME) department at Colorado School of Mines (CSM) has a long commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and research in physical metallurgy.
The undergraduate curriculum at MME includes a number of required and elective courses. Like many other offerings, the Forging & Forming class includes significant hands-on experiences for undergraduate seniors and graduate students, with lab sessions in blacksmith forging, friction measurement in forging, upset forging, rolling, finite element modeling of forging, wire drawing, extrusion and sheet metal forming. There are also field trips to manufacturing facilities (see figure) that allow students to frame the topics learned in class with real-world experiences.
Check out the October 2020 issue of FORGE, featuring our cover story on "Fever Screening and Forging Quality". Other features include "Forging with Hybrid Steel", "FutureForge in Scotland: The Goldilocks Effect", and much more.