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Fundamentals of Non Destructive Testing, June 26-28, 2017

With industry placing increasing emphasis on NDT for economic, environmental and safety reasons, it is more important than ever that NDT personnel have a through working knowledge of all types of NDT techniques and be familiar with the wide variety of equipment that is best used with each specific technique. This in-depth course covers all this basic information and goes much further, teaching class participants which types of testing should be done for numerous applications--and why, how to analyze NDT procedures, and how to interpret results. This technical and complex subject is presented in a way that makes it easy to comprehend in a relatively short time.

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Introduction to Thermal Spray, July 17-18, 2017

July 17, 2017 - July 18, 2017
Novelty, OH, 44073-0002, USA
Instructor: Mr. Richard A. Sayman

Thermal spraying has evolved from a technology designed to be a cost effective method of repairing worn components and machined parts to a process used to provide improved part performance and add longer life to components. As the thermal spray profession has changed, so has the need to ensure safe and consistent methods for thermal spray operators. ASM International brought together the leaders in the Thermal Spray Society to compile their knowledge and experience in a comprehensive, easy to understand course.

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Practical Induction Heat Treating, July 17-19, 2017

July 17, 2017 - July 19, 2017
Novelty, OH, 44073-0002, USA
Instructor: Marv McKimpson

This course covers the role of induction heat treating in producing reliable products, often with considerable savings in energy, labor, floor space, and time. The basic principles heat treatment and of induction heating are presented. Methods of selecting equipment, frequency, and power; heating and quenching coil design; cooling systems design; current applications; establishment and process control of induction processes; sources and solutions of induction heat treating problems; process and quality control techniques are described in depth. Examples will be provided on the determination of operational costs. The final lesson deals with the important question of system maintenance.

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Thermal Spray for Gas and Oil, July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017 - July 19, 2017
Novelty, OH, 44073-0002, USA
Instructor: Roger Kaufold

This course is beneficial to those thermal spray operators in the oil and gas industry. Given the special needs of the oil and gas sector for wear and corrosion resistant coatings with high longevity, the certification process and validation of the coatings produced by those examining them will need to be different. Therefore, this course includes training and testing information that applies specifically to the oil and gas sector.

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Welding Inspection and Quality Control, July 24-27, 2017

July 24, 2017 - July 27, 2017
Novelty, OH, 44073-0002, USA
Instructor: Mr. Kenneth Coryell

This course addresses all the aspects that are critical to understanding this demanding area; it contains the technical information that the personnel in this area must know to perform their jobs properly. It is also of practical use as a fundamental course for new personnel and for use as a state-of-the-art refresher for more experienced personnel and it is a valuable tool that helps management understand the responsibilities of the people they supervise. It is aimed at industries where welding must be performed in compliance with strict codes and standards.

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Nitinol for Medical Devices, July 24-26, 2017

July 24, 2017 - July 26, 2017
Novelty, OH, 44073-0002, USA
Instructor: Dr. Alan R. Pelton, Ph.D.

The unique properties of the shape memory alloy Nitinol have led to many transformational medical device innovations, including self-expanding stents, percutaneously delivered heart valves, kink resistant guide wires, and self-locking orthopedic devices. Its super elastic qualities allow the alloy to withstand large amounts of recoverable strain, and its potential for excellent bio compatibility and fatigue resistance make it the material of choice for some of the most demanding medical device applications. However, Nitinol's unique properties are very dependent upon alloy composition and processing. In this course, you will learn the variables that affect Nitinol's properties, how to control them, and how its unique properties can be applied in medical devices. Hands on in the lab is included.

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Metallographic Techniques, July 24-27, 2017

July 24, 2017 - July 27, 2017
Novelty, OH, 44073-0002, USA
Instructor: Nat (Natalio) Saenz

You will prepare a variety of, hard, soft, ferrous and non ferrous alloys under the guidance of the instructor. Manual preparation is required in order to understand the principle behind the process. Semi-automatic preparation is discussed and demonstrated on state of the art equipment. After a lecture on the best use of the metallograph the structures of the materials are documented and entered in a laboratory notebook that is graded and returned to the students for future reference. Grain size determination, measurements and micro hardness testing complete the class.

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Medical Device Design Validation and Failure Analysis, July 27-28, 2017

July 27, 2017 - July 28, 2017
Novelty, OH, 44073-0002, USA
Instructor: Dr. William Kane

This course provides you with a fundamental understanding of the design process necessary to make robust medical devices. Fracture, fatigue, stress analysis, and corrosion design validation approaches are examined, and real-world medical device design validations are reviewed. Further, since failures often provide us with important information about any design, mechanical and materials failure analysis techniques are covered. Several medical device failure analysis case studies are provided.

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Heat Treatment, Microstructures and Performance of Carbon and Steel Alloys, July 31 - August 2, 2017

July 31, 2017 - August 02, 2017
Novelty, OH, 44073-0002, USA
Instructor: Dr. Dana Medlin

Heat treated bar and forging steels remain the major material for parts (such as shafts, gears, bearing, fasteners, oil country tubulars, aircraft landing gear, tools of all sorts, and many other applications) manufactured for demanding applications that require high or ultra-high strength, high fatigue resistance, and /or high wear resistance, all combined with good levels of toughness and fracture resistance. This course will review the phases that form in carbon and alloy steels and the modifications produced in the iron-carbon diagram by alloying and manufacture. Microstructures and the phase transformations by which they are produced in all phases of manufacture, from casting through quench and tempering, will be described and related to mechanical properties and performance, including fracture and potential embrittlement phenomena.

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Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgistâ„¢ Blended, August 1-2, 2017

August 01, 2017 - August 02, 2017
Novelty, OH, 44073-0002, USA
Instructor: Dr. Robert B. Pond, Jr.

Metals and alloys are used in the greatest variety of applications of all engineering materials. As such it is essential for those involved in manufacturing, engineering and construction to have an understanding of metals and alloys, how these behave, and how the science of metals informs the technology of metals and alloys. It is also important to understand how metals are made stronger, more corrosion resistant, how they are shaped by casting, forging, forming, machining, or welding, and how manufacturing processes can alter properties. The course provides this important knowledge in an accessible form for those who are not metallurgists.

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