Length: 3 hours | CEUs: 0.3 | $225

Electroplating involves the deposition of thin metal coating on metal components and metal stock.  Knowledge about the electroplating process steps, important coating properties and features and how they are evaluated, and coating defects and causes is important for getting coatings that meet your specifications.

If you’re involved with metal plating selection, supplier evaluation, and solving quality problems with electroplated coatings, then this course is for you.  You’ll learn concepts that will enable you to:

  • Make better design and manufacturing decisions
  • Solve quality problems
  • Select capable supplier

What electroplating topics does this course cover?

This course covers the following topics:

  • Process steps for electroplating and supporting processes
  • Different process formats
  • Coating properties, features, and defects, and how they are evaluated
  • Effects of electroplating process steps on coating properties, features, and defects
  • Important coating properties, features, and defects for six different coating uses.
  • Selecting and specifying coatings
  • Evaluating electroplating companies

Course modules

The course is divided into four modules:

  • Module 1: Process steps
  • Module 2: Coating properties, features, and defects
  • Module 3: Coating Uses
  • Module 4: Coating selection, coating specification, supplier evaluation

Each module consists of narrated slides, problems for applying the information taught, and a quiz.  There is a final exam at the end of the course.

Click here to see some of the slides from Module 1.

Course certificate

The course takes 3 hours to complete.  A certificate for 3 hours (0.3 CEU’s) is awarded upon successful completion of all course requirements.

Target Audience

This course is targeted to people involved with product design, manufacturing, and supplier evaluation.  This includes design engineers, manufacturing engineers, and quality engineers.

  • "A group of us took several courses (Principles of Metallurgy, Metallurgy of Steel, Corrosion of Metals) to become more knowledgeable about the science of metals to avoid problems. For me, the biggest impact of the training was on working with suppliers. I feel more confident asking questions and I now know the suppliers which know their stuff and which ones don’t. And it was great being able to get the training when it was convenient for me."

    Sam Bloodgood, VP Process Improvement, Hydraforce, Inc.
  • "I oversee several operations, including steel heat treating and laser welding. However, my background was in the construction materials industry. Principles of Metallurgy gave me the knowledge to have meaningful discussions with my engineers and be able to ask them better questions."

    Tom Parkman, Plant Manager, Simonds International.
  • “Principles of Metallurgy exceeded my expectations. The content was straightforward enough not to be burdensome, yet deep enough to provide a practical review of fundamental principles. I recommend this course to any engineer or technical person who has been out of school and working in industry for several years, but not necessarily having been focused on metallurgy.”

    Andy Jacobs, Staff Engineer, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
  • “The Principles of Metallurgy course is broke up into convenient length modules that can be fit into the busiest schedule. The course is a good review for engineers who had a materials class ten or more years ago.”

    Paul Flury B/E Aerospace
  • “This is an excellent course (Metallurgy of Steel Heat Treating) for learning basic heat treating practices. The course introduces and covers a broad range of processes. I would recommend it for anyone in the steel business.”

    Jim Marks, Magellan Corporation
  • “This course has given me more confidence in my job and given me a better understanding of some of the heat treatments used in the business.”

    Mark Winter, Abbey Forged Products
Just $225/person
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