Principles of Metallurgy
Our most popular metallurgy course
This course teaches 3 key principles about metallurgy:
- The microscopic structures present in metals.
- How microstructure and alloy composition influence metal strength.
- How composition, cold-working, and heat treating are used to modify metal microstructure to obtain desired mechanical properties.
Metallurgy for Non-Metallurgists
Having a good understanding of how metals behave and what can be done to modify a metal’s properties is critical for being more productive and profitable. This knowledge enables people to make better design and manufacturing decisions, solve quality problems, and have productive conversations with suppliers, customers, and engineers.
This course was designed for people who want an introduction or want to refresh what they learned years ago in a college course. The concepts taught will help you address common design and manufacturing decisions and problems, and have more productive conversations with suppliers, customers, and engineers. The concepts are applicable to all alloys, with examples provided for aluminum, brass, and steel alloys.
What Topics Does this Course Cover?
The course consists of 12 modules, each 5 to 25 minutes long, and a final exam. You will receive a certificate upon passing the course that can be used for continuing education credits. Modules cover these subjects:
- Relationship between metal properties and alloy composition, microstructure, and processing.
- Microscopic structures present in metals and how they influence metal mechanical properties
- How alloying, cold working, and heat treating are used to modify metal strength.
- Microstructure and property changes that occur in cold worked metals during annealing
- Effects of heat treatment time and temperature on precipitation strengthened alloys.
- Steel metallurgy & effects of heat treatment time and temperature on steel strength.
Why Industrial Metallurgists?
- Practical, up-to-date content.
- Metallurgy expertise and 20+ years of experience.
- Courses designed for non-metallurgists.
- Training accessible from anywhere with internet access.
- Engaging content.
- Convenience. Learn when it suits your schedule.
- Avoid being overwhelmed with too much information at one time. Set your own pace.
Is This Course Right For You?
This course was designed for:
- Design, manufacturing, and quality engineers.
- Sales people and purchasing agents who have metallurgy discussions with suppliers and customers.