Metals Processing & Manufacturing Technologies

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
This course outlines the primary and secondary processing of the major industrial metals and the downstream processes used to engineer finished components.

Who should attend
Anyone requiring an overall understanding of the processing principles and methods of manufacture of semi finished and finished products made from the major industrial metals including steel, aluminium, titanium and nickel alloys.

A module of the QCF level 3 Certificate in Metallurgy qualification

Course Duration: 1 day

Price: £400

• Describe BOS, EAF and continuous casting processes
• Explain the terms expendable-mold casting, permanent-mold casting, sand casting, shrinkage and directional solidification
• How do turning, milling and drilling operations differ
• Describe the principles of arc, resistance and oxyfuel gas welding methods
• Understand the basic scientific principles of carburising, electroplating and hot dipping

Production of Steels and non-ferrous alloys
• Metal extraction from ore
• Primary processing
– BOS, EAF, electrolysis
• Secondary processing
– Concast, chemistry
• Hot and Cold Rolling
• Alloying and Heat Treatment

Casting and Forging
• What is sand casting?
• What is shrinkage and directional solidification?
• What are the pros and cons of expendable and permanent mold casting?
• Open-die, closed-die forging
• Impression-die forging methods

Heat Treatment
• Solution treatment
• Normalising
• Annealing
• Precipitation treatment
• Tempering

• What are the differences between turning, milling and drilling
• Probing technology: what methods are used to measure part dimensions
• Specialist tools: splining, step boring, bottle boring
• Process stability and process capability in machining

• Advantages and disadvantages of welding
• Physics of welding: fusion and power density
• Joint types: butt, corner, lap, tee and edge
• What is arc welding (MIG, TIG etc.)?
• What is resistance welding?
• What is oxyfuel gas welding?

Surface Treatments
• What are the differences between carburising,
nitriding and carbonitriding?
• What metallic coatings can be applied by hot dipping
and what properties do they confer?
• Describe the principles of electroplating
• What are CVD and PVD?


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