Foundry and Welding Technologies



Provide students with:
- fundamentals of foundry technology
- fundamentals of welding and joining technologies, its potential and apllication fields

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Catarina Isabel Silva Vidal, Telmo Jorge Gomes dos Santos


Weekly - 4

Total - Available soon

Teaching language






Kalpakjian S., Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials, ed. Addison-Wesley, 2003
Jorge Rodrigues e Paulo Martins, Tecnologia Mecânica - vol.1, ed. Escolar Editora, 2005
Peter Beeley, Foundry Technology, Butterworth Heinemann, 2ºed., Oxford 2001
D. R. Poirier e E. J. Poirier, Heat Transfer Fundamentals for Metal Casting, 2º ed., TMS, Pennsylvania, 1993
M. C. Flemings, Solidification Processing, McGraw-Hill – Materials Science and Engineering,  1974
E. J. Vinarcik, High Integrity Die Casting Processes, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003
Santos, J. F., Quintino, L., Processos de Soldadura, ed. ISQ, 1998
Welding Handbook vol. III – Materials and Applications, ed. AWS, 1996
Lopes, E. D. e Miranda R. M., Metalurgia da Soldadura, ed. ISQ 1993

Teaching method

During theoretical classes the teacher introduces the main concepts supported in adequate audio-visual means such as slides and videos which are facilitated afterwards to enhance autonomous study.

Experimental classes are synchronized with the theoretical ones. Students develop experimental work in the lab targeting also team work.

Evaluation method

Option 1: Continuous Evaluation

- 1st Test (in person, if the pandemic situation allows it);

- 2nd Test (in person, if the pandemic situation allows it);

- Practical work (in group) with report, presentation and discussion.


Final grade = 1st Test x 0.35 + 2nd Test x 0.35 + Practical work x 0.30 

with 1st Test >= 8.0 values.


To obtain frequency, the student must have at least 9.5 values in the Practical work. Students with frequency in the previous academic year (2020/2021) are automatically admitted to evaluation this year.

The student will be approved if the Final grade is equal to or greater than 9.5 values while have frequency to the discipline.

If the student has a Final grade equal to or higher than 18 values, an oral exam will be held to defend the grade.


Option 2: Final Exam  

All students with frequency to the discipline have access to the final exam.

The exam has a minimum grade of 9.5 values.

The exam will be in person, should the pandemic situation allows it.

The grade of the Practical work will be taken into account if:

Final Exam x 0.70 + Practical work x 0.30  >  Final Exam,

provided that the grade of the final exam is > = 9.5 values.

The student will be approved if the grade of the final exam is equal to or higher than 9.5 values while have frequency to the discipline.

If the student has a final grade equal to or higher than 18 values, an oral exam will be held to defend the grade.


If the student fails, the grade of the case study will remain valid for 1 academic year.

Subject matter

Introduction to thermal processing
Foundry technology
Welding and joining technology
Thermal processing of non metallic materials