Stainless steel metallurgy

This course will provide an insight into the metallurgy and types of stainless steels with some typical uses

1 day

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Members: £550 + VAT
Non-members: £650 + VAT

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Stainless steel metallurgy
£550.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£650.00 Plus vat


This course will provide an insight into the metallurgy and types of stainless steels with some typical uses

The course provides a working knowledge of the production, processing and forming of a wide range of stainless steel grades - Austenitic, Ferritic, Martensitic, Duplex and Precipitation Hardening. The properties specific to each family are shown together with some typical applications. Technical considerations and their impact on processing and in-service performance are emphasized.

An overview of steel metallurgy is followed by examination of how steels corrode under aqueous and high temperature gaseous conditions.

The primary and secondary processes for blending stainless steel alloys and forming them into stock shapes are reviewed and the course concludes with shape forming, cutting and welding processes suitable for stainless steels in a wide variety of user applications.

This course provides a shared, technical understanding between engineers, those responsible for choosing which steel to use, procurement departments and marketing & sales professionals.

Who should attend?

The course is ideal for professionals involved in the manufacture, supply and use of stainless steels products. The course is delivered at a moderate technical level and assumes only very basic prior knowledge of steel metallurgy.

How will I benefit?

  • Appreciate the fundamental principles of stainless steel metallurgy,
  • Understand how stainless steel is made and processed,
  • Explain how corrosion is controlled and prevented,
  • Specify and match correct stainless steel grades with a range of applications.
Contributes 7 CPD hours

Key topics

  • Introduction to stainless steels & their metallurgy
  • Austenitic, ferritic, martensitic, duplex & precipitation hardening steels
  • Corrosion of stainless steels
  • High temperature performance
  • Primary & secondary processing of stainless steels
  • Forming and fabrication of stainless steels

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: B and A

  1. 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’
  2. 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’

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  • Duration:
    1 day
  • Location:
    London, Virtual classroom
  • CPD Hours:
  • UK-Spec:
    B, A

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Available dates for Stainless steel metallurgy

1 day course

17 Jun 2024
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25 Nov 2024 25-26 November 2024 (09:00 - 12:00 GMT)
10% discount available until 25 September

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