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Nitinol for Medical Devices, January 9-11, 2018

January 09, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Santa Clara, CA, 92610, 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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Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgistâ„¢, January 15-18, 2018

January 15, 2018 - January 18, 2018
Novelty, OH, 44073-0002, USA
Instructor: Dr. McIntyre. R. Louthan, Jr, FASM

Metals and alloys are used in the greatest variety of applications of all engineering materials and drive your products success. That is why it's crucial to have knowledge about what metals are, how they behave, and why they behave differently than ceramics, glass, and plastics. This course will provide you with essential knowledge about metallurgy and how to apply it your business or industry.

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How to Organize and Run a Failure Investigation, January 15-16, 2018

January 15, 2018 - January 16, 2018
2376 E. Pacifica Pl. Compton, CA, 90220, USA
Instructor: Dr. Daniel P. Dennies PhD, FASM

You will learn a proven systematic approach to failure investigation, which utilizes examples from the aerospace industry and teaches the steps you need to follow. The effect of various failure sources, such as corrosion, on the organization of the investigation will be analyzed. It will provide a learning platform for engineers from all disciplines; materials, design, manufacturing, quality and management.

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Introduction to Metallurgical Lab Practices, January 16-18, 2018

January 16, 2018 - January 18, 2018
Novelty, OH, 44073-0002, USA
Instructor: Mr. John Peppler

Basic techniques commonly used in a Metallurgical Laboratory will be taught in this class. You will become familiar with metallography by sectioning, mounting, grinding, polishing and etching samples. These samples will be examined and photomicrographs obtained by using optical microscopes equipped with digital cameras. Various Microhardness and Macrohardness equipment will be used to demonstrate the strengths and limitations of the tests. Tensile Testing and Impact Testing will be performed on standard samples. Basic principles and sample demonstration on the use of Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) will be covered. Hands on testing complimented by lectures on the basics of the tests will give a thorough overview of these procedures. This is the course you need if you learn by doing and could use an overview of Metallographic Lab procedures.

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Principles of Failure Analysis, January 17-19, 2018

January 17, 2018 - January 19, 2018
2376 E. Pacifica Pl. Compton, CA, 90220, USA
Instructor: Dr. Daniel P. Dennies PhD, FASM

This lecture course is designed to provide the knowledge to bridge the gap between theory and practice of failure analysis. This course presents a very practical approach to failure analysis for those who are new to the field or those who want an update. It is also designed for technicians with the pre-requisites and those interested in understanding how knowledge of failure analysis can lead to better productivity. Causes of fractures are explained with diagrams of stress application and distribution. Many case histories of failures and their elimination are highlighted throughout the course.

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Mechanical Testing of Metals, January 22-25, 2018

January 22, 2018 - January 25, 2018
Novelty, OH, 44073-0002, USA
Instructor: Mr. William L. Mankins, FASM

This is a hands-on introduction to standard mechanical testing and the properties derived from those tests, together with a discussion of testing philosophy to determine suitability for service and suitability for manufacture. Standardized testing procedures (ASTM, SAE, AWWA, etc.) are discussed, including limitations of a test, why specific requirements are present in the test procedure, and interpretation of experimental results. There is discussion of how metallurgical variables can affect test results, and how microstructure can affect selection of a given testing procedure. (For example, hardness testing of wrought vs. cast material.) This course is taught at a level that requires some algebraic manipulation as well as the use of logarithms. Students are required to bring a scientific calculator.

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Practical Interpretation of Microstructures, January 23-26, 2018

January 23, 2018 - January 26, 2018
2376 E. Pacifica Pl. Compton, CA, 90220, USA
Instructor: Ms. Frauke Hogue FASM

This "Hands-On" course presents information on microstructures, heat treatment and use of each group of alloys. You will be able to view actual structures on a projection screen.The features of the structures are pointed out and discussed. You will then examine the over 200 mounts at their microscope stations and compare them with an illustrated and annotated notebook of the structures. There are no required prerequisites, but the basic knowledge of sample preparation, heat treating or metallurgy will enhance the understanding of the presented material. You are encouraged to bring prepared metallographic specimens to the class for discussion.

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Practical Fractography, February 6-7, 2018

February 06, 2018 - February 07, 2018
Novelty, OH, 44073-0002, USA
Instructor: Mr. Dave Christie

This course provides a practical understanding of fractography through a combination of lecture and hands on experience. Theory and examples presented in the lectures are reinforced by macro and micro examination of failed parts in the lab. Visual examination as well as stereo microscopy and scanning electron microscopy will be utilized to interpret example fractures. Improve your skills in this vital portion of most failure examinations.

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Practical Fracture Mechanics, February 8-9, 2018

February 08, 2018 - February 09, 2018
Novelty, OH, 44073-0002, USA
Instructor: Dr. John Landes, PhD

This course provides a practical understanding of fracture mechanics principles through a combination of lecture and problem solving activities. Design and failure analysis for monotonic and cyclic loaded components will be covered. Take away a new understanding of topics such as fracture toughness testing, ductile fracture testing, stress corrosion cracking and fatigue failure. Linear and non-linear fracture mechanic concepts and methods appropriate for a given loading or failure mode will be applied to make sense of this sometimes confusing discipline.

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Basics of Heat Treating, February, 12-14, 2018

February 12, 2018 - February 14, 2018
Novelty, OH, 44073-0002, USA
Instructor: Mr. Gary Swiatek

Heat treating is considered the least understood, but most integral part of the manufacturing processes. An efficient heat treating process reduces the overall manufacturing costs associated with energy use, scrap, re-work, and quality issues. Heat treating is critical for your business and industry.

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