There are a wide variety of wrought aluminum alloys, each developed to provide specific properties. Getting the strength you need in an aluminum alloy requires knowledge of the effects of alloy composition, cold-working, and heat treating on aluminum metallurgy and properties.
A good understanding of how aluminum alloys behave and what can be done to modify their properties is critical for being more productive and profitable.
With knowledge of aluminum metallurgy that you’ll gain from this course, 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 will learn about aluminum metallurgy
The following aspects of aluminum metallurgy are taught in this course:
- The different families of wrought aluminum alloys
- Composition and strength differences between the alloy families.
- Relationship between metal strength and the microscopic structures that influence strength.
- Effects of cold-working, alloying, and heat treating on aluminum microstructure and strength.
- Aluminum temper designations for cold-worked and precipitation strengthened alloys.
The course takes about one hour to complete and consists of 1 module and a final exam. Also, quizzes and problems give you opportunities to apply the concepts taught.
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 design, manufacturing, and quality engineers who need to better understand the metallurgy of aluminum alloys in order to make design decisions, evaluate suppliers, and fix quality problems.
"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.