A solid understanding of metallurgy is critical to making good decisions about metals used in products, selecting suppliers, and solving quality problems. This course was designed for people who want an introduction to metallurgy or want to refresh what they learned years ago in a college course.
The knowledge you’ll gain will help you understand what it takes to get the strength needed for the metals used in your products. The concepts are applicable to all alloys, with examples provided for aluminum, brass, and steel alloys. If you work with metals, 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.
The concepts taught in this course will enable you to:
Make better design and manufacturing decisions
Solve quality problems
Have more productive conversations with suppliers, customers, and engineers.
What you will learn about metallurgy
The following metallurgical concepts are taught in this course:
Effects of metal composition on metal strength
Microscopic structures in metals and how they influence metal strength
Metallurgical changes that occur in metals during cold working and heat treating
Effects of metallurgical changes on metal strength
The course consists of 12 modules, each 5 to 25 minutes long, and a final exam. Also, quizzes and problems give you opportunities to apply the concepts taught.