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Metallographic Techniques, November 11-14, 2019

November 11, 2019 - November 14, 2019
Venue: ASM World Headquarters - Materials Park | Location: Novelty, OH, 44073-0002
Instructor: Mr. Natalio T. (Nat) Saenz, FASM | Classroom | Product code: I-00017284

Price: $3000.00 Member Price: $2800.00
Please contact us for ongoing flexible dates available for scheduling.

Please contact or by calling 440.338.5151

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.

Students will also perform sample preparation using semi-automatic preparation 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. This notebook is then graded and returned to students to use as future reference.


  • Technicians
  • Metallographers
  • Managers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Engineers and QA personnel interested in hands on sample preparation
  • Anyone new to metallography


Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Select proper consumables and techniques for sectioning, mounting, grinding, polishing
  • Choose the correct etchant to reveal the structure and features for the alloy at hand
  • Document structures using optical microscopes equipped with image capture cameras and software
  • Distinguish artifacts from real structures
  • Apply quantitative metallographic techniques


Some knowledge of metallography is encouraged.

Continuing Education Units: 3.0

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