Component Design, Metals Engineering, and Metallurgy


Common goals of product design and manufacturing are:

  • Design components that meet their performance and reliability requirements at the lowest possible cost.
  • Develop manufacturing processes capable of high throughput and high yield.
  • Select suppliers capable fabricating components that consistently meet design requirements.
  • Quickly fixing supplier and manufacturing quality problems.

For products that contain metal components, understanding and applying metals science and engineering is critical for achieving these goals. In fact, in many organizations, opportunities exist to make significant improvements in these four areas using metals engineering.

If you’re interested in learning more about metallurgy and how it is applied to product design and manufacturing, then this webinar is for you. You will learn about the science of metals and how metals can be engineered to design better components, make better engineering decisions, and solve problems faster.

Webinar attendees will receive a webinar slides document prior to the webinar and will have 14 days access to the webinar recording.

Topics covered

  • How metals engineering fits in with component design, manufacturing, sourcing, and solving quality problems
  • Component design considerations for selecting metals that enable meeting performance and reliability requirements at low cost.
  • The relationship between a metal’s properties and its composition, microstructure, and the manufacturing processes used to fabricate the metal.
  • How metal microstructure and composition influence metal strength.
  • Metallurgical changes that result from alloying, cold working, and heat treating, and the effects of these changes on metal strength.
  • How metals can be engineered for component design.

Target Audience

Design, manufacturing, and quality engineers and managers

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 $99 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 ($297 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 $99/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.