Metallurgy and metal failure

Maximise the efficiency of your mechanical processes by gaining a deeper insight into metallic failure modes and corrosion.

1 hour

This will give a brief introduction to the subjects providing a basic knowledge of the modes of metallic failure and corrosion that should provide an overview of the issues affecting both subject areas.

- Philip Harrison, IMechE Associate


Maximise the efficiency of your mechanical processes by gaining a deeper insight into metallic failure modes and corrosion.

Metallurgy and metal failure are subject areas that are often overlooked. Although the practitioners know that these problems are prevalent, they do not possess the underlying knowledge that is essential in understanding why these problems occur and therefore the methods and techniques that can be used to minimise the problems. 

This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of metallurgy and metal failure, providing you with a greater understanding of the underlying causes of these issues, as well as the knowledge and techniques needed to address them effectively. You will not only be brought up to speed on key concepts, but also provided with the building blocks needed to delve further into the subject, while boosting your overall skill set and improving productivity. 

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Who should attend?

The course is relevant to persons who are engaged in any area of engineering for example aerospace, transport, and the chemical production arena from design through to maintenance. It is aimed at all levels within a company and has been developed to be modular in approach to facilitate further learning if required. 

How will I benefit?

  • Have a basic understanding of metallic failure 
  • Gain knowledge of mitigating actions 
  • Acquire the building blocks for further learning in the areas of interest 
Contributes 1 CPD hour

Key topics

  • Modes of failure in metallic components, including ductile/ brittle failure and fatigue etc 
  • Some methods for mitigating or preventing the failure 

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  • Philip Harrison

    Philip Harrison

    Philip has held a number of positions over 40 years practically covering all aspects of metal, ceramic & polymer forming and metal fabrication in addition to acting in commercial roles. He has expertise in a range of materials, not just metallurgical, from the wide-range of company projects that he has instigated / been involved with in the past.

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