Professional DeveMEI Course: Fundamentals of Non Destructive Testing


The Greater Philadelphia Section of The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, The Philadelphia "Liberty Bell" Chapter of ASM International and the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Welding Society are presenting the MEI course Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist.

When: Tuesday evenings 28 November 2017 through 20 March 2018 -- 6:30 to 9:00 PM

Where: Laboratory Testing, Inc. 2331 Topaz Drive, Hatfield, PA 19440

Cost: $450.00 includeds the 16 written lessons, course carrying 2.8 CEU's and instructed by qualified personnel.  Each student, after the first one from the same company will cost $400.00



·  Anyone who needs a working understanding of metals and their applications.

·  Those with no previous training in metallurgy

·  Technical, laboratory, and sales personnel

·  Engineers from other disciplines

·  Management and administrative staff

·  Non-technical support staff

·  Anyone studying, or intending to study, for ASNT Level III or AWS CWI



·  Presents a history of metals—providing background on the origins of various metals

·  Provides an explanation of physical characteristics of metals, including the reason that metals behave differently than such nonmetals as plastics, wood, glass, etc.

·  Metals represent a wide range of densities, conductivity and other physical properties

·  Explains how and why different metals are selected for specific environmental purposes including resistance to wear, to corrosion, to heat, to cold, to repeated stress, to impact, etc.

·  Describes how much stronger metals can become for various applications by heat treatment

·  Describes how mechanical properties are measured including descriptions of testing procedures for tensile, impact, fatigue, etc

·  Describes how metals are alloyed and formed to achieve desired mechanical properties—including comparisons between various forming processes including casting, forging, extrusion, rolling, etc.

·  Provides basic knowledge on the heat treatment of carbon and alloy steels and some nonferrous alloys to achieve specific property levels. This includes discussion about how alloy additions affect the heat treatability of steels and other alloy bases.

·  Describes other methods of increasing strength by cold working

·  Provides information about welding and other joining processes in use today

·  Discusses why metals corrode and how metals can become more resistant to corrosion with coatings, alloying, electrical methods, and combinations of these along with a discussion about different stainless steel grades.


For more information or to enroll in this class contact Bob Rich at: or 215-771-3647.

Include: Name, contact information including: phone number, mailing address, your company affiliation. Checks payable to "Philadelphia ASMI" and can be mailed to Bob Rich at 2233 Oakfield Road, Warrington, PA 18976.