Casting & Recrystallisation
metal forming
cold work
heat treatment

Introduction 1

By the end of this tutorial, you should have an understanding of:
- common processing routes
- the casting process, the microstructures produced in cast materials and their effect on properties
- metal forming techniques, the microstructures produced and their effect on properties
- the effects of cold work on properties and microstructure
- heat treatment and recrystallisation practices, and the effect of recrystallisation on microstructure and properties.

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