Metals Engineering and Innovation


Are these problems familiar?

  • Failed product tests
  • Expensive and difficult to fabricate components
  • Insufficient innovation

Many of these problems are a result of overlooking metals engineering during component design. This leads to inappropriate re-use of alloys used in previous products, using alloys that are overkill, and selecting alloys that are difficult to fabricate into a component. As a result, designs are sub-optimum – higher costs than necessary, difficult to fabricate components, and product testing failures. In addition, opportunities to innovate are missed.

We’re offering the following series of webinars to help engineers better understand how metals engineering can be applied to design better components and to innovate:

  1. Component Design and Metals Engineering. Covers the two basic factors that influence component performance, reliability, and cost and how metals engineering fits into designing better components.
  2. Metallurgy Principles and Metals Engineering. Explains fundamental aspects of the science of metals and how it is used to engineer metals used in components.
  3. Using Metals Engineering to Solve Business Problems. Explains how metals engineering is applied to prevent and solve real-world business problems.

There is no fee to attend.

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You can watch the recording. Information about accessing it is here

  • "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

Have more questions? Email or call 847.528.3467

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.