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Metal Conversations podcast

Michael Pfeifer from Industrial Metallurgists, LLC talks about metallurgy and metals engineering as they apply to product design and manufacturing. This includes discussions related to different alloys, component fabrication processes, alloy selection for component design, supplier evaluation, manufacturing process development, and fixing reliability and quality problems.

The episodes are listed below.

The podcast is available on Anchor, Spotify, Apple podcasts, Amazon Music, and Pocket Casts. The links go to the podcast. Go ahead and subscribe to it.

Some episodes will include discussions with experts from companies that fabricate metal components, join metal components, and make or supply metals. We’ll discuss metallurgical and mechanical design considerations when selecting alloys, component fabrication processes, and component joining processes. All this is important for design for manufacturability to keep costs down, ensure quality, and make it easier to find suppliers willing to make and join your components.

Michael will also share stories about the application of metal failure analysis, metal strength testing, and an advanced understanding of metallurgy and the properties of metals to help people design components and fix component problems.

We hope the information we provide will help people

  • Design better, lower-cost products
  • Select suppliers capable of consistently providing materials and components that meet requirements
  • Innovate more
  • Solve reliability and quality problems faster

Send your feedback and suggestions for topics to cover to info@imetllc.com.

February 8, 2023
Podcast Episode 9: Learning and Professional Development

“For the best return on your money, pour your purse into your head.”― Benjamin Franklin In this episode I discuss […]

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January 22, 2023
Podcast Episode 8: Design for Manufacturability

In this episode I discuss Design for Manufacturability related to component fabrication and joining components by welding, brazing, or soldering. […]

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November 15, 2022
Podcast Episode 7: Failure Analysis

In this episode I discuss failure analysis of component and joint failures during product testing or use and manufacturing problems […]

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September 21, 2022
Podcast Episode 6: You have to think small to understand metallurgy

There are microscopic structures and processes in metals that have large effects on metal properties, performance, and reliability. Being able […]

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August 23, 2022
Podcast Episode 5: Metals engineering perspective to component design

No matter the application, the considerations when designing a component are always the same. It’s necessary to understand all the […]

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August 4, 2022
Podcast Episode 4: What is Metals Engineering?

Metals engineering is the application of metallurgy (the science of metals) to design and manufacturing decisions and problems involving metals. […]

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July 18, 2022
Podcast Episode 3: Lessons Learned as a Process Engineer

In this Metal Conversations episode I discuss two lessons I learned when I was a process engineer in a semiconductor […]

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July 7, 2022
Podcast episode 2 - How metals engineering fits in

I just posted my second podcast episode. In this episode I discussed my education, my experience working in a semiconductor […]

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June 23, 2022
Metal Conversations podcast

I recently started a podcast about metallurgy and metals engineering. It's called Metal Conversations and is available on Spotify, Apple […]

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Industrial Metallurgists, LLC

Providing metals engineering expertise for failure analysis and forensic investigations of metal components and products.

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