If your products use precipitation strengthening alloys (also called precipitation hardening alloys), you need to understand the metallurgical and heat treating factors that affect alloy strength and hardness and how heat treating should be controlled to obtain the desired mechanical properties.
With knowledge of the metallurgical aspects of precipitation strengthening heat treating 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
What you’ll learn about precipitation strengthening
The following aspects of precipitation strengthening are taught in this course:
- How precipitation strengthens an alloy.
- Heat treating process steps for precipitation strengthening an alloy and the microstructure changes that occur during each step.
- The microstructure changes that occur during precipitation strengthening heat treating
- The effects of heat treating process conditions on alloy microstructure and strength
- Heat treating process parameters and their effects on alloy microstructure and strength.
The course takes about 3 hours to complete and consists of 5 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: Introduction
- Module 2: Phase diagrams
- Module 3: Precipitation strengthening
- Module 4: Heat treatment details
- Module 5: Course review
Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate for 2 credit hours (0.2 CEU’s).
Is This Course Right For You?
This course was designed for:
Engineers: design, manufacturing, and quality engineers.
Sales people and purchasing agents who have metallurgy discussions with suppliers and customers
Knowledge of the concepts covered in Principles of Metallurgy is required for this course.
"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
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.