Materials selection is at the heart of the design and development process for engineering components.  This course offers delegates the opportunity to explore the many factors affecting the choice of materials for a broad range of applications and the large selection of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys that are available.  The knowledge gained from the course will enhance discussions between customers and suppliers and gives a better understanding of the properties of materials and how this influences their uses.

Who is the course aimed at?

The course is aimed at personnel who work in engineering, production and design and who manufacture or supply engineering components. This includes buyers and salespersons. It will also be a useful introduction to the subject for new starters and graduate engineers.

How is the course structured?

The classroom course covers:

1.  Principles of materials selection

  • Material properties
  • Cost
  • Design and fabrication

2.  Processing and properties

  • Heat treatment and alloying
  • Mechanical properties – strength, toughness, hardness
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Product forms – castings and forgings

3.  Ferrous and non-ferrous alloys

  • Low alloy and stainless steels
  • Commonly used grades and applications

4.  Material selection for specific applications

  • Strength and toughness
  • Weldability, repair and machinability
  • Surface treatments, such as case hardening and nitriding
  • Surface coatings, such as plating

By the end of the course what will I have learnt?

  • Understand the key factors affecting materials selection for engineering applications.
  • Appreciate the effects of processing on materials properties.
  • Understand the range of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys available.
  • Awareness of the broader issues affecting materials selection.

How much does the course cost?

The cost of the classroom course is £395.  IOM3 members and subscribers to Module 2 of our Business Partner Programme are entitled to a discount of 10% on the course fee. These fees are exclusive of VAT at 20% where applicable.


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An Introduction to Materials Selection at Grantham

9:30 - 16:30  14 September 2022