Training Courses with AMRC

Recognising that today’s engineers need skills across many disciplines and often use composites as part of a palette of materials. The NCC is working with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), also part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult network, to deliver a series of continuous professional development (CPD) courses covering a range of areas in Metallurgy. 

The short technical courses cover the processing and application of a range of materials, metals and alloys.

An understanding of the origins, intrinsic material characteristics and processing parameters of metals is essential when selecting and specifying an alloy for a  given application.

These courses provide a working knowledge of the properties and applications of a range of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys and cater for a wide range of professionals who wish to extend their knowledge and experience within the world of Metallurgy. 

Free weekly webinars

The AMRC will be delivering FREE live webinars focusing on Metallurgy. This suite of webinars will provide engineers with a technical insight into the key aspects that determine how we can select and control the properties of metals for all applications. The knowledge gained will empower staff to optimise material control and maximise profits.

Find out more and register 

The following courses are being held at the NCC. Please click on the course title to find out more information and to book a place.

Carbon & Alloy Steel Metallurgy - 29/10/20

Metallurgy for Non-Metallurgists - POSTPONED - date tbc

Metallurgical Failure Analysis & Prevention - 12/11/20

Non-Ferrous Alloys - 26/11/20

Fundamentals of Metallurgy - 19/05/20

Quality & Quality Control - 09/06/20

Testing Techniques - 30/06/20

Principles of Heat Treatment - 21/07/20

Metallography & Microscopy - 10/09/20

Combating Corrosion - 24/09/20

Stainless Steel Metallurgy - 21/10/20

Metals Processing & Manufacturing Technologies - 09/12/20

For further information you can also email the AMRC team at


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