Steel Through Hardening course - for engineers and technicians

Steel Through Hardening

This is an on-demand course about the metallurgy of steel through hardening. Learn how alloy composition and heat treating influence steel properties. It is geared for engineers and technicians

Learn about the metallurgy of steel through hardening heat treatments

Getting the strength and hardness you need in your through hardened steel components requires knowledge of the effects of alloy composition and heat treating on steel properties.  With knowledge of the metallurgy of steel through hardening 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

If your products use through hardened steel components, a good understanding of the metallurgy of steel through hardening is critical for being more productive and profitable.

What you'll learn about steel through hardening

The following aspects of steel through hardening are taught in this course:

  • Quenching and tempering, martempering, and austempering through hardening process conditions.
  • Effects of steel composition and heat treating temperature and cooling rate on through hardened steel microstructure, strength, and hardness
  • Common through hardening problems and how to avoid them.
  • Effects of tempering temperature and time on steel microstructure, strength, and hardness.
  • Effects of steel composition on hardenability and how to read a hardenability curve.

What topics does this course cover?

The course takes about 1 hour to complete and consists of 2 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: Quenching and tempering
  • Module 2: Martempering and austempering

Registering for courses

Add the course(s) to your cart and pay. You will receive an email with instructions on how to access the course(s).

If you are purchasing courses for someone else, register for the system using their name and email address at the start of the check-out process.


We offer group discounts and discounted all-access passes.

Course certificate

Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate for 1 credit hour (0.1 CEU's).

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.
1 Hour, 0.1 CEUs

Industrial Metallurgists, LLC

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

© 2023 — All rights reserved.

Terms & Conditions