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The vision of CLIC-form is to become the premier international center for sheet metal forming education, intellectual property creation, and applied research.


The mission of CLIC-form is to serve the needs of the sheet metal forming industry by:

  1. Producing “work-ready” engineering graduates
  2. Developing and assisting with implementation of advanced sheet metal forming technologies
  3. Upgrading the skills of working professionals through conferences, workshops and classes
  4. Assemble a core of instructors and consultants to advance metal forming technologies
  5. Provide a research and development infrastructure for collaborative studies
  6. Solve real world metal forming challenges through analysis and practical application

Program Candidates: domestic students specializing in:

  • Mechanical engineering that have an interest in metal forming and assisting with crucial vehicle weight reduction through product design and implementation, simulation analysis, and testing;
  • Electrical engineering interested in integrating control systems and applying programing technology to automated stamping presses and equipment;
  • Industrial engineering looking to improve processes, product quality and everyday operations within a manufacturing environment.

CLIC-form provides training for selected domestic OU undergraduate and graduate students in sheet metal forming technology and equipment, project management, and problem solving to prepare them for future work in manufacturing environment. The educational program at CLIC Form includes the following courses:

ME4900 Fundamentals of Sheet Metal Forming (3 semesters)

ME 5900 Metal Forming Processes

ME 6240 – Mechanics of Metal Forming

Industrial sponsors support the selected students by reimbursing their tuition on Metal Forming classes, hosting their Summer Internships and sponsoring their research and engineering work throughout the academic year.

Previous summer internships:

FCA Warren Stamping Plant, FCA Sterling Heights Stamping Plant, Chrysler Technical Center, Mount Elliot Tool and Die plant, Aleris Research and Development Center, Ford Research And Advanced Engineering, United States Steel.

How to Apply: via Handshake website and by registering for the academic courses listed above

To be considered for an interview, apply to the 2017 Chrysler Learning & Innovation Center (CLIC) Program posting in Handshake.

100 ton Dake hydraulic press;

65 ton Minster mechanical press capable to operate with the coil up to 120 strokes/min with coiler and straightener;

100kN Instron tensile testing machine with video extensometer and digital image correlation;

Laboratory cold rolling mill IRM;

Ductility tester;

Aramis optical system for Digital Image Correlation measurements;

Argus optical system for measuring strain distributions in industrial parts

Pulse generators: 100kJ Pulsar; 40kJ IAP and 22 kJ IAP Magnepress;

1500 C furnace;

Contact pressure measuring system

Multiple experimental dies for trimming, self-piercing riveting, drawing, bulging, bending, etc.

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering Center, Room 301
115 Library Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-447
(location map)
Dean's Office (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising (248) 370-2201