It is difficult to come across any industry that does not rely on metals in some way, shape or form. This course provides an introduction to engineering design using metals and explores the structure, properties and processing of this large and varied group of materials. The knowledge gained from the course will enhance discussions between customers and suppliers and gives a better understanding of the influence and control of structure through processing on properties and applications.
The course is aimed at personnel who work in engineering, production and design and who manufacture or supply metallic components. This includes buyers and salespersons. It will also be a useful introduction to the subject for new starters and graduate engineers.
This one-day virtual course will cover:
- Basic metallurgy
Grains and grain growth
Making metals stronger
Casting and forging
- Processing and properties of steels
Alloying and composition of steel grades
Heat treatment and processing of steel
Application and selection of steels
Stainless steels, properties and selection
- Non-ferrous metals
Aluminium, titanium and nickel alloys properties and selection
Case studies of materials selection for specific applications
- Special processes
Case hardening - what is it and materials selection
Welding - effect on materials and materials selection
Register to attend this virtual course on 28 November 2023
Your tutor - Dr Clayton Thomas BSc(Eng),PhD, MMet, ARSM, MICorr
Since 2000 Clayton has been director of Lloyd-Thomas Consultancy Ltd, providing metallurgical support and training. He has continued to work in oil and gas as well as other engineering sectors, such as power engineering, aerospace and biomedical, has carried out numerous failures investigations and has acted as an expert witness in litigation cases.
He has run over 250 metallurgy courses for companies and colleges on various aspects of metallurgy and is an approved trainer for the AMRC.