This short video lesson explains the fundamental concept of the science of metals - the relationship between the properties of a metal and the metal's composition, microstructure, and the manufacturing processes used to fabricate a component or form a joint between components. It's an example of the format used for our metallurgy courses.
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Understanding the specifics of the science of metals is important for making design, manufacturing, and suppler decisions that enable producing a well-designed and well-made product at low cost. The specific details of the relationship between the properties of a metal, its composition and microstructure, and the manufacturing processes used to produce the metal or a component depend on the alloy.