Principles of Metallurgy


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Do you know the answers to these questions?

  • How does grain size affect metal strength?
  • How does annealing temperature and time affect cold rolled metal strength?
  • How do the phases in steel affect steel strength? What affects the phases present in steel?

If you don’t know the answers and you want to learn how to control metal properties and stop having metal problems, then this webinar is for you. You’ll learn the answers to these questions and other aspects of metallurgy.

This webinar is for people who want an introduction to metallurgy or want to refresh what they learned in a college course.

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Topics covered

  • Microscopic structures present in metals
  • How the microscopic structures and metal composition influence metal strength
  • How alloying, cold working, and heat treating are used to modify the microscopic structures to obtain specific mechanical properties.

The concepts are applicable to all alloys. Examples will be given for steel, aluminum, and brass.

Webinar attendees will receive a webinar slides document prior to the webinar and will have 7 days access to the webinar recording.

Target Audience

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

  • "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

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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.