Metallurgy for Non-Metallurgists

The National Composites Centre (NCC) is delighted to work in collaboration with the AMRC to deliver this course.

This course is being run at The National Composites Centre by AMRC - BOOK HERE

Course aims
The course aims to provide a sound understanding of the scientific principles of metallurgy and how to apply them to specify and process metals in an industrial context. Some prior understanding of metallurgical principles is assumed.

Who should attend
Professionals who work in the production, processing, specification, design, fabrication or selling of metals.                The course is suited to, for example, production, technical, quality control, product design and marketing and sales professionals.

Course Duration: 2 days

Price: £700

• Understanding of the metallurgical principles of phase diagrams, crystallography and manipulation of microstructures to achieve desirable properties.
• Selection and tailoring of alloys to suit a range of end applications.
• Familiarity with all aspects of the production, processing and finishing of metal products
• Understanding of test methods, specifications and product standards.

Introduction To Metals
• Crystal Structures
• Plastics, Ceramics, Composites
• Phase Diagrams

Steel Metallurgy
• Steelmaking
• Effects Of Alloying
• Strengthening Mechanisms
• Stainless Steels

Heat Treatment
• Microstructure Control
• Phase Transformations
• Heat Treatment Processes

Group Exercise – Part Manufacture
• Material Selection
• Manufacturing Process Techniques

Metal Processes
• Casting
• Forging
• Welding

Mechanical Testing
• Hardness Testing
• Tensile Testing
• Impact (Toughness) Testing
• Fatigue Testing

Non-Ferrous Metallurgy
• Titanium Alloys
• Nickel Alloys
• Aluminium Alloys
• Copper Alloys


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