Course detail

Forming Tools

FSI-9TVNAcad. year: 2020/2021

The forming tools for all kinds of basic forming technologies. The design of big follow-tools for cutting. The design of combinated follow-tools. The bending tools for forming of big size parts. The using of special materials for active parts of tools. The surface treatment of tools. The using of powder materials. The design of tools from the point of view to their longer service life.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Thorough knowledge of forming tools design for cutting, bending, straightening,drawing, upsetting, extrusion and forging.


Knowledge of technology of machining and forming. Knowledge of engineering drawing, rules for fitting, kinds of machining materials. Knowledge of basic stress analysis and technological steps.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

NOVOTNÝ, Karel. Tvářecí nástroje. Brno: Vysoké učení technické, 1992. ISBN isbn80-214-0401-9. (CS)
FOREJT, Milan a Miroslav PÍŠKA. Teorie obrábění, tváření a nástroje. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2006. ISBN isbn80-214-2374-9. (CS)
KOTOUČ, Jiří. Tvářecí nástroje. Praha: České vysoké učení technické, 1993. ISBN 80-01-01003-1 (CS)
NOVOTNÝ, Karel. Tvářecí nástroje. Brno: Vysoké učení technické, 1992. ISBN isbn80-214-0401-9. (CS)
HOSFORD, William F. a Robert M. CADDEL. Metal Forming: Mechanics and Metalurgy. 4th ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. ISBN 978-1-107-00452-8. (EN)
TSCHÄTSCH, Heinz. Metal Forming Practise: Processes - Machines – Tools. Springer, 2010, ISBN-13: 978-3642069772 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by practical structural work.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit requirements:
Participation in the exercises.
designing a dimensional tool for the given component
The examination: consists of a written exam and then oral part.
The teacher may in justified cases set a special condition.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim is to make students familiar with the design of forming tools for cold and hot sheet metal forming and solid forming. They will master the rules for designing forming tools. Design of material for the construction of forming tools.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at all exercises is necessary . Missed lessons may be compensated for via a make-up tasks by arrangement with the teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme D-STG-P Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, recommended

Type of course unit



20 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. The kinds of forming tools
2. The evaluation of tool kinds from point of view of forming parts
3. The design of follow-tools
4. The design of combinated follow-tools
5. The design of big tools for bending
6. The using of special materials for tool parts
7. The application of surface treatment for tool parts
8. The using of powder materials
9. The heat treatment of tool materials
10. The power and economy calculation