Principles of Metallurgy


Are you looking for new ways to:

  • Design better, lower-cost components?
  • Fix quality problems faster?
  • Identify sub-par suppliers faster?

One approach that many people are unaware of is metals science and engineering.

Metals science and engineering are under-leveraged

Even though millions of components are made of metal, metals science and engineering are under-leveraged at many companies. The reason – many people haven’t had much metallurgy training and don’t have a good understanding of metals science. The result – missed opportunities to reduce component costs, fix quality problems faster, and have productive engineering conversations involving metal components.

See our 2021 webinar schedule

In this webinar you will learn about metallurgical factors that influence metal properties and how microscopic structures in metals are modified by alloying, heat treatment, and cold working. This information will

  • Provide insights into how a metal’s composition and microstructure can be engineered to get the strength, and other properties, needed for metal components.
  • Give a better sense of the questions and considerations when trying to fix quality problems and assessing suppliers.

Being familiar with the topics covered is necessary for taking additional metallurgy and metals engineering courses and webinars.

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.

Target Audience

Design engineers, manufacturing engineers, quality engineers, sourcing, sales. This webinar is intended for people who want an introduction to metallurgy or want to refresh what they learned years ago in a college course.

What you will learn

The topics that will be covered are:

  • The relationship between a metal’s properties and its composition, microscopic structure, and the manufacturing processes used to fabricate the metal
  • Microscopic structures present in metals
  • How the microscopic structures and metal composition influence metal strength
  • Metallurgical changes that result from alloying, cold working, and heat treating, and the effects of these changes on metal strength.

The concepts that will be taught are applicable to all metals. Examples for steel, aluminum, and brass are presented to explain the concepts taught.

Registering for the webinar

The registration fee is $99 per person.  After registering you will receive an email with a link to the information about how to access the webinar.

Registering a 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.