Course – 90 days
Approximately 5 hours
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This course teaches 3 key principles about metallurgy:
1) The microscopic structures present in metals.
2) How microstructure and alloy composition influence metal strength.
3) How composition, cold-working, and heat treating are used to modify metal microstructure to obtain desired mechanical properties.
Having a good understanding of how metals behave and what can be done to modify a metal’s properties is critical for being more productive and profitable. This knowledge enables people to make better design and manufacturing decisions, solve quality problems, and have productive conversations with suppliers, customers, and engineers.
This course was designed for people who want an introduction or want to refresh what they learned years ago in a college course. The concepts taught will help you address common design and manufacturing decisions and problems, and have more productive conversations with suppliers, customers, and engineers. The concepts are applicable to all alloys, with examples provided for aluminum, brass, and steel alloys.
Approximately 5 hours of instruction divided into 12 easily manageable modules.
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Participants can access the course 24/7 from any computer with an internet connection.
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Pause, advance, and rewind navigation features give users complete control over their learning experience.
EASY TO UNDERSTAND
Audio narration, animated graphics and video footage make even the most complex topics engaging and easy-to-understand.
Interactive elements, practice problems, and quizzes facilitate the mastery of concepts and measure content retention.
Course content was authored by Michael Pfeifer, Ph.D., P.E and was produced by Welding Metallurgist LLC.
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Module 1 – Introduction
Module 2 – Composition
Module 3 – Microscopic Structures
Module 4 – Crystal Defects
Module 5 – Diffusion
Module 6 – Applications of Metallurgy Principles
Module 7 – Cold Working
Module 8 – Annealing Cold Worked Metals
Module 9 – Solid Solution Strengthening
Module 10 – Steel Metallurgy
Module 11 – Precipitation Strengthening
Module 12 – Course Review
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• Complete all course modules.
• Achieve at least 70% correct on the course exam.
• Complete the course within 3 months of the course registration date.