Introduction to Microstructure, Kinetics and Mechanical Properties of Materials Practical
This is one of the more fun practicals as it involves actually deforming metal to test its limits. One technique we use is sand-casting where we shovel large amounts of sand and shape it to create moulds and then pour in molten metal to produce an item.
Tip: If you ask nicely, they let you keep the item you made. Mine was a university logo shield!