Component Design and Metals Engineering


Designing and manufacturing products is complicated. So, why would anyone not take advantage of every tool available to make things easier?

Metals engineering is under-leveraged

One tool many people are unaware of is metals science and engineering. Even though millions of components are made of metal, metals science and engineering are highly under-leveraged at many companies. The result is missed opportunities to:

  • Reduce component cost
  • Decrease risks to design schedules
  • Fix quality problems faster
  • Innovate better components

In this webinar you will learn what metals engineering is and how it is applied to design components that meet performance and reliability requirements at low total cost.

A pdf document of the webinar slides will be emailed to webinar registrants before the webinar.  You will also have 14-days access to a recording of the webinar.

What you will learn

The topics that will be covered are:

  • The two primary factors that influence component performance, reliability, and cost.
  • How metals engineering fits in with component design, manufacturing, sourcing, and solving reliability problems
  • Component design considerations for selecting metals.
  • Identifying component design requirements and alloy selection criteria.
  • The process of alloy selection based on alloy selection criteria and design for fabrication and joining.

Examples will be presented to explain the concepts taught.

Pre-requisite webinar

Our Principles of Metallurgy webinar is a pre-requisite for attending this webinar. Concepts covered in that webinar will be discussed in this webinar.

Target Audience

Engineers, managers, and VPs looking for new ways to design better, lower-cost products that have fewer problems.

See our webinar schedule

Professional Development Hours

A certificate for 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be emailed to webinar attendees who log-in to the webinar, attend the entire session, and complete the webinar survey.


Individual: The fee is $109 per person. After registering you will receive an email with a link to the information about how to access the webinar.

Group: Register 2 or 3 people by click the “Add to Cart” button multiple times or by editing the quantity in the shopping cart.  For groups of 4-6 people, pay for only 3 people ($327 total).  After registering you will receive an email with a link to the information about how to access the webinar. Contact us for pricing more than 6 people – or 847.528.3467.

  • "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 $109/person
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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.