The vision of CLIC-form is to become the premier international center for sheet metal forming education, intellectual property creation, and applied research. Composed of university faculty, scholars, students and industry experts, CLIC-form (Chrysler Learning and Innovation Center for Sheet Metal Forming) is an Oakland University academic center at which training, applied research and intellectual property management, in the area of sheet metal forming, are carried out. Beyond the instruction received from OU professors through traditional undergraduate curricula, CLIC-form students receive specialized training from subject matter experts on a weekly basis during the academic year. These experts include industry professionals from sheet metal producers and users, as well as independent consultants like Keeler Technologies, RNA Simulation Services and 4M Partners.
The topics covered in the two-year CLIC-form workshop curriculum are as follows:
Properties of Sheet Metal, Sheet Metal Production, Trouble Shooting, Lubrication, Tool & Die, Presses, Systems, Root Cause Analysis, CAD, FEA Theory, FEA Application, Case Studies, Communication Skills, Final Presentations
Click here to preview the Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 Workshop Schedule developed by Dr. Stu Keeler of Keeler Technology LLC.
Click here for R&D activity.
To apply for the CLIC-form internship program click here, then review the “Student Application Information” section.
To learn about how to initiate a project using tooling currently in use at CLIC-form, click here.
To learn more, download the CLIC-form Brochure.