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Practical Interpretation of Microstructures, November 4-6, 2019

November 04, 2019 - November 06, 2019
Novelty, OH, 44073-0002, USA
Instructor: Dr. Daniel P. Dennies, PhD, 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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Principles of Failure Analysis, 4 days, November 4-7, 2019

November 04, 2019 - November 07, 2019
Novelty, OH, 44073-0002, USA
Instructor: Mr. Ron Parrington, P.E., 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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Metallographic Techniques, November 11-14, 2019

November 11, 2019 - November 14, 2019
Novelty, OH, 44073-0002, USA
Instructor: Mr. Natalio T. (Nat) Saenz, FASM

During this course, participants receive intensive instruction and assistance in learning the principles of metallography. Manual preparation, automatic preparation, and hands-on activities, such as preparing a variety of hard, soft, ferrous, and non-ferrous alloys, are used to demonstrate many metallographic techniques.

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Basics of Heat Treating, November 11-13, 2019

November 11, 2019 - November 13, 2019
Novelty, OH, 44073-0002, USA
Instructor: Mr. Stephen A. Maus

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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Heat Treating Furnaces and Equipment, November 14-15, 2019

November 14, 2019 - November 15, 2019
Novelty, OH, 44073-0002, USA
Instructor: Mr. Stephen A. Maus

Heat treating is key to most manufacturing process, so the equipment used is just as important as the process itself. This course provides an overview of essential aspects associated with various furnace units used to heat treat metallic parts. For your benefit, the course will take place in the classroom as well as two guided factory tours. This will give you an inside view of the world of heat treating furnaces and equipment.

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HT, Microstructures and Performance Carbon and Alloy Steels, November 18-20, 2019

November 18, 2019 - November 20, 2019
Novelty, OH, 44073-0002, USA
Instructor: Dr. Dana Medlin, PhD

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 of Steel for the Non-Metallurgist, November 18-20, 2019

November 18, 2019 - November 20, 2019
Novelty, OH, 44073-0002, USA
Instructor: Dr. Robert L. Freed, PhD, FASM

Steel is, technologically and economically, the most important of all materials. Understanding the metallurgy involved in making steel, in shaping it by hot or cold processes, in welding it, and in heat-treating it to develop any of the extraordinarily diverse combinations of strength, hardness, toughness, and ductility available is essential to successful manufacturing and construction. This course teaches the basics and delves into some of the more advanced topics critical to steel fabrication.

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Metallurgy of Welding and Joining, November 18-21, 2019

November 18, 2019 - November 21, 2019
Novelty, OH, 44073-0002, USA
Instructor: Dr. Robert W. Messler, Jr., PhD, FASM

Welding metallurgy is a complex subject because it requires knowledge of materials, welding processes, design, and inspection. Metallurgy of Welding and Joining provides an excellent review of welding processes, welding of materials ranging from carbon steel to specialized alloys, guidelines for designing weldments to facilitate welding, and testing and inspecting welds to meet performance requirements. To measure your retention of each lesson's materials and end-of -lesson test will be provided, in addition to an end of course examination.

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Advanced Metallographic Techniques, November 18-21, 2019

November 18, 2019 - November 21, 2019
Novelty, OH, 44073-0002, USA
Instructor: Mr. Natalio T. (Nat) Saenz, FASM

Learn basic and advanced metallographic techniques that will reveal the true microstructural characteristics of a wide range of materials.  The theory and understanding of the proper selection of abrasives, lubricants, equipment, polishing cloths/pads and a basic understanding of chemomechanical polishing will be discussed. The course covers the preparation methods of most metals and alloys, composites, hard metals, ceramics and coatings.

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Mechanical Testing of Metals, December 2-5, 2019

December 02, 2019 - December 05, 2019
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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