Wrought Aluminum Metallurgy
There are a wide variety of wrought aluminum alloys, each capable of being processed in different ways in order to obtain specific properties. For many applications where aluminum is used, two primary properties of interest are strength and weight, and getting the strength needed requires an understanding of the metallurgical factors that affect aluminum strength.
Watch this video of a past Wrought Aluminum Metallurgy webinar to learn about the metallurgy of wrought aluminum alloys. This will include metallurgical factors that influence wrought aluminum strength and how alloy composition, cold working, and heat treating are used to obtain specific strength.
You will have 14 days access to the webinar recording. A pdf file of the presentation slides is available for download.
What you will learn during this webinar
- Wrought aluminum alloy families and their alloy designations
- Composition and strength differences between the alloy families.
- Methods for strengthening aluminum alloys.
- Metallurgical changes that occur during cold-working, annealing, and precipitation strengthening heat treating, and the effects on aluminum strength.
- Effects of alloy composition on alloy strength.
- Temper designations for cold-worked and heat treated alloys.
The knowledge you’ll gain will enable you to make better alloy selection decisions, have more meaningful discussions with suppliers, and solve quality problems faster.
Professional Development Hours
A certificate for 1.0 Professional Development Hours (PDH) can be earned after watching the webinar recording and successfully completing a short quiz.
Individual: The fee is $89 per person. After registering you will receive an email with information about how to access the recorded webinar.
Group: Contact us for pricing for group pricing – firstname.lastname@example.org or 847.528.3467.
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