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Learn about engineering materials and how to apply them to real-world problems and decisions.

Engineers use materials to design, create and produce solutions that can alter the way we go about our everyday lives. However, many production problems could occur if materials' properties are overlooked during design, manufacturing, supplier selection and/or quality control processes. 

Our materials portfolio has been designed to provide the practical skills that high-value engineering organisations need to apply to real-world problems and decisions in order to succeed in competitive global markets.

Excellent, very informative and engaging.

James Todd Fundamentals of Metallurgy attendee, October 2018



  • Metallurgy for non-metallurgists

    This course covers the scientific principles of metallurgy and how to apply them to specify and process metals in an industrial context.


  • Fundamentals of metallurgy

    This course provides a basic understanding of the relationships between structures, properties and processing of the most important industrial metals.


  • Stainless steel metallurgy

    Accurately specify the most appropriate grade of stainless steel for a given application.


  • Carbon & alloy steel metallurgy

    An overview of metallurgy and processing of carbon and alloy steels, focusing on basic principles, primary and secondary steel specification, making and evaluation processes.


  • Combatting corrosion

    Attend this course to understand and describe the various mechanisms by which metals and alloys corrode and the technologies available for prevention. 


  • Mechanical testing techniques

    Designed to give an initial grounding on the different mechanical properties measured together with descriptions of the methods used to measure them.


  • Metallurgical failure analysis and prevention

    An introduction to why materials fail, including failure investigation and prevention, as well as the mechanisms of fracture and corrosion related failures.


  • Principles of heat treatment

    An introduction to the metallurgical principles of heat treatment, fundamentals of furnace design and operation, and testing and quality control procedures.



Non-destructive testing: an introduction

An introduction the history of NDT, certification, advantages and limitations of the main testing methods, NDT reliability and the future.


IMechE Argyll Ruane

A comprehensive schedule of non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection training courses, examinations and Level 3 consultancy services to help your team meet your professional and legislative needs.

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  • Off the shelf – we can deliver any of our training courses at your chosen location, providing you with a cost-effective and efficient solution
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Some of the companies we've worked with

  • Alten
  • AMH Material Handling
  • Avara Foods
  • bmt
  • Bombardier
  • Bombardier
  • Frazer Nash
  • Gas Networks Ireland
  • International Nuclear Services
  • JCB
  • Martin Baker
  • National Composited Centre
  • Network Rail
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • sse

Our training acumen

  • Over 30 years of experience delivering training
  • More than 200 courses designed for engineers
  • Over 10,000 engineers trained each year
  • Trusted by over 800 companies
  • Business solutions delivered in 48 countries

Average customer rating: 4.75 out of 5

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