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Fundamentals of Metallurgy

Fundamentals of Metallurgy

A one day overview of the essential properties of metals, how they are produced and where they are used.

Course aims

This course provides a basic understanding of the relationships between structure, properties and processing of the most important industrial metals
and explains the terminology and test methods associated with key metal properties. The use of phase diagrams and heat treatments to control the microstructure and hence the material properties is covered. Guidance is provided on the selection of appropriate metal alloys for a specific applications. Quality standards pertaining to alloy compositions and processes are explained.

Who should attend

Professionals from all parts of your business who have a grounding in metals or materials science and wish to extend their technical understanding. From Directors to junior staff in Operations, Technical, Quality, Procurement, Sales.

Review of Existing Knowledge

• Periodic table of the elements
• Metals vs polymers, ceramics, composites
• Classes of metal and alloy
• Properties of Metals
• Metallurgy & Materials Science

Structure of Metals

• Crystal structures
• Grains & orientation
• Microscopes & microscopy
• Phase Diagrams
• Control of metal properties

Properties of Metals & How they are measured

• Tensile testing, stress & strain
• Ductile-brittle transition
• Hardness
• Creep
• Fatigue
• Corrosion
• Failure analysis

Processing of metals

• Metal extraction
• Iron & steelmaking
• Titanium & Aluminium production
• Flat & long products
• Forging
• Powder metallurgy
• Heat treatment
• Joining & Machining
• Surface finishing

Choosing a Metal

• Strength, ductility & toughness
• Automotive applications
• Aerospace applications
• Role of alloying elements in steels
• Metals for oil & gas
• Titanium, copper & nickel applications

Standards & quality assessment

• Codes & standards
• International standards
• American standards
• Aluminium alloy categorisation
• Quality management systems

Learning Outcomes

• Explain the key properties of metals
• Discuss the pros & cons of various metals & alloys
• Understand the winning & processing of ores
• Familiarity with metal product manufacturing processes
• Explain basic metal tests & specifications
• Match metals/alloys to a variety of applications
• Understand metallurgical terminology

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Course Key Facts

Course Duration: 1 day

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Upcoming Course Dates

  • 4th May, 2017
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