Failure Analysis of Metal Problems

  • Do you know the steps to take to get the information needed to fix product failures and quality problems?
  • What typically happens at your company when there’s a product failure or quality problem? Get together with other people and guess at the root cause?
  • When you get results from a metallurgical lab, do you know what to do next?

If you’re responsible for figuring out why a component failed or fixing quality problems, this webinar is for you. You’ll gain the knowledge that will help you get to the bottom of problems faster.

Metallurgical failure analysis of metal stock and metal components is an important step in the process of determining the root cause of component failures and quality problems. The information obtained during an examination is used to help determine the root cause of a problem.

During this webinar you will learn 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 of component failures and quality problems will be used to help teach the concepts.

By the end you will better understand how to work with metallurgical labs on a failure analysis, how to better participate in a failure analysis, and how to read failure analysis reports. 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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What you will learn during this webinar

  • How to select, collect, handle, and prepare samples for metallurgical evaluation
  • Common metallurgical analysis tools, how they are used, and the data obtained.
  • How to perform a failure analysis for quality problems and fractured components
  • Four common fracture modes and their appearance
  • Relating fracture surface appearance to the fracture mode

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

Target Audience

This webinar is targeted to design, manufacturing, and quality engineers.

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.
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    Andy Jacobs, Staff Engineer, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
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