Steel Through Hardening
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
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 following: diffusion, metallurgical phase, grain, steel phases and their microstructures, iron-carbon phase diagram, and the effects of cooling rate on steel microstructure.
"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.