Basic Metallurgy

Basic Metallurgy

This course is suited to people already working in the Metal Processing Industry to build their understanding of metal properties and capabilities.

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Aim

To provide a basic understanding of the scientific principles of metallurgy and how to apply them to specify and process metals in an industrial context.

Benefits

Candidate will have a good understanding of the following areas:

 

Day One

Day Two

Microstructure

Industrial Alloys

Testing of Metals

Hot and Cold Working

Properties of Metals

Corrosion

Programme

Mircrostructure

  • Classification of metals
  • Solidfication of metals
  • Grain structure in metals
  • Grain structures in castings
  • Crystal structures of metals
  • Adding alloying elements
  • Solid solutions
  • Intermetallic compounds

 

Properties of Metals

  • Properties of metals
  • Mechanical properties
  • Strength
  • Ductility
  • Toughness
  • Hardness
  • Stiffness
  • Fatigue
  • Oxidation
  • Corrosion

 

Hot and Cold Working

  • Casting
  • Hot versus cold working
  • Cold working (structure & properties)
  • Stress relief and annealing
  • Hot working
  • Effect of inclusions
  • Rolling process
  • Rolling defects
  • Drawing and bending

Testing of Metals

  • Why measure properties
  • What is hardness
  • Hardness measurement methods
  • Rockwell
  • Brinell
  • Vickers
  • Tensile testing
  • Tensile properties
  • Ductility
  • Work hardening
  • Formability

Industrial Alloys

  • Types of steel
  • Microstructure of carbon steel
  • Effect of carbon on properties
  • Effect of carbon on forming
  • Other alloying elements
  • Stainless steels
  • Copper alloys
  • Brasses
  • Bronzes
  • Special alloys

Corrosion

  • Corrosion cell
  • Noble and base metals
  • Passivity
  • Preventing corrosion
  • Galvanic attack
  • Preventing galvanic corrosion
  • Stress corrosion cracking
  • Galvanising
  • Electroplating
Approach

This course uses a presentation and interactive workshops.