Precipitation Strengthening

Length: 2 hours | CEUs: 0.2 | $140.00Add to cart

If your products use precipitation strengthening alloys (also called precipitation hardening alloys), you need to understand the metallurgical and heat treating factors that affect alloy strength and hardness and how heat treating should be controlled to obtain the desired mechanical properties.

With knowledge of the metallurgical aspects of precipitation strengthening heat treating you’ll be better able to

  • Select the most appropriate alloy and heat treating process for your application
  • Evaluate suppliers
  • Develop manufacturing processes
  • Solve quality problems

What you’ll learn about precipitation strengthening

The following aspects of precipitation strengthening are taught in this course:

  • How precipitation strengthens an alloy.
  • Heat treating process steps for precipitation strengthening an alloy and the microstructure changes that occur during each step.
  • The microstructure changes that occur during precipitation strengthening heat treating
  • The effects of heat treating process conditions on alloy microstructure and strength
  • Heat treating process parameters and their effects on alloy microstructure and strength.

Course content

The course takes about 3 hours to complete and consists of 5 modules and a final exam.  Each module is 20-30 minutes long.  Also, quizzes and problems give you opportunities to apply the concepts taught.  The module titles are:

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Phase diagrams
  • Module 3: Precipitation strengthening
  • Module 4: Heat treatment details
  • Module 5: Course review


We offer group discounts and discounted all-access passes.

Course certificate

Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate for 2 credit hours (0.2 CEU’s).

Is This Course Right For You?

This course was designed for:

Engineers: design, manufacturing, and quality engineers.
Sales people and purchasing agents who have metallurgy discussions with suppliers and customers

Knowledge of the concepts covered in Principles of Metallurgy is required for this course.

Just $140/person
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