Fundamentals of metallurgy

In this course we provide a basic understanding of the relationships between structures, properties and processing of the most important industrial metals.

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In this course we provide a basic understanding of the relationships between structures, properties and processing of the most important industrial metals.

This course goes further into explaining the terminology and test methods associated with key metal properties.

The workshop covers material processes through the use of phase diagrams and heat treatments to control the microstructure. Attendees will also receive some guidance on the selection of appropriate metal alloys for specific applications and typical applications of some alloys. Some failure modes are described with a specific section relating to corrosion. Knowledge gained will enhance staff efficiency through a greater appreciation of the technology underpinning metals applications.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for 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 and sales.

How will I benefit?

After the workshop, you will be able to:

• Explain the key properties of metals.
• Discuss the pros and cons of various metals and alloys.
• Understand the winning and processing of ores.
• Be familiar with metal product manufacturing processes.
• Explain basic metal tests and specifications.
• Match metals/alloys to a variety of applications.
• Understand metallurgical terminology.
Contributes 7 CPD hours

The course was extremely well organised, informative, very useful and the notes excellent. I would recommend this course to any other person who wishes to understand the principles of metallurgy.

James Rowley W.H. Tildesley Ltd

Key topics

• Review of existing knowledge
• Structure of metals
• Properties of metals & how they are measured
• Processing of metals
• Choosing a metal
• Standards and quality assessment

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: A, B and E

  1. Knowledge and understanding - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimize the application of existing and emerging technology’ For Incorporated Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist mechanical engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology’
  2. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  3. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

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  • Duration:
    1 day
  • Location:
    Virtual classroom
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  • UK-Spec:
    A, B, E

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30 Sep 2024 30 September & 1 October 2024 (09:00 - 12:00 BST)
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