Steel Case Hardening

Length: 1 hour | CEUs: 0.1 | $80

Getting the strength and hardness you need in case hardened steel components requires knowledge of the effects of alloy composition and heat treating on steel properties.  With knowledge of the metallurgy of steel case 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 case hardened steel components, a good understanding of the metallurgy of steel case hardening is critical for being more productive and profitable.

What you will learn about steel case hardening

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

  • Process conditions for carburizing, nitriding, carbonitriding, nitrocarburizing, flame hardening, and induction hardening.
  • Microstructure and property changes that occur during case hardening heat treating processes.
  • Measuring case depth
  • Composition and microstructure requirements of steel for case hardening

Course content

The course takes about one hour to complete and consists of 2 modules and a final exam.  Each module is about 25 minutes long.  Also, quizzes and problems in the modules give you opportunities to apply the concepts taught.

The module titles are:

  • Module 1: Carburizing, carbonitriding, nitriding, nitrocarburizing
  • Module 2: Flame hardening and induction hardening

Course certificate

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

Principles of Metallurgy and Metallurgy of Steel or knowledge of the concepts covered in those courses.

  • "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 $80/person
Have more questions? Email or call 847.528.3467

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.