Solving Metal Problems


Many engineering organizations struggle to solve problems related to metal components – poor supplier quality, poor manufacturing quality, and component failures. As a result, problems linger longer than necessary, resulting in additional cost and distraction. The main reason for the struggle is lack of familiarity with the analysis tools and process used to get the information needed to solve problems.

We’re offering recordings of a series of webinars that teach non-metallurgists about metallurgical failure analysis:

  1. Metallurgical Analysis of Quality Problems and Failures
  2. Metallurgical Analysis of Quality Problems
  3. Metallurgical Analysis of Component Fractures
  4. Using Metallurgy to Solve Real-World Business Problems

The recordings will be made available as the webinars are held.

You will learn about the analysis equipment used, the data obtained, and how to use the information obtained to determine the root cause of a problem. Case studies will be used to help teach the concepts. By the end you will better understand how to work with metallurgists and labs to solve metal problems. You’ll gain confidence about what to do when a problem occurs. No longer does a problem have to drag on.

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  • "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

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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.