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Taylan Altan

  • Retiree-Faculty Emeritus, Integrated Systems Engineering
  • Faculty Emeritus, Integrated Systems Engineering
  • 339 Baker Systems
    1971 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-292-5063



  • Cold, Warm, Hot Forging
  • Sheet Metal Forming
  • Process Modeling in Metal Forming


Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley 1966

M.S. University of California, Berkeley 1966

Diplom Ingenieur. Technical University Hannover (Germany) 1962

Areas of Interest

Taylan Altan conducts and supervises R&D in sheet metal forming. After working 2 years at DuPont, and 19 years at Battelle Columbus Laboratories in metal forming and manufacturing research, he joined The Ohio State University (OSU) in 1985. He is a Fellow of SME, ASME, ASM International and CIRP, and Director of the Engineering Research Center for Net Shape Manufacturing (ERC/NSM) and the Center for Precision Forming (CPF) funded by NSF and Industry.

He authored and co-authored more than 600 technical papers and metal forming related books: (1) Forging Equipment and Processes, (1973), (2) Metal Forming – Fundamentals and Applications (1983), (3) Cold and Hot Forging – Fundamentals and Applications (2004), (4) Sheet Metal Forming – Fundamentals and Applications (2012). 


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