Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 42–43 | Cite as




Apr 8–11 Jun 24–27

Metallurgy for the NonMetallurgist

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ASM Headquarters, Materials Park, OH

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 what metals are, how they behave, and why they behave differently than ceramics, glass, and plastics. It is also important to understand how they can be made stronger or more corrosion resistant, how they can be shaped by casting, forging, forming, machining, or welding, and how these processes can alter properties. This course provides this important knowledge to those who are not metallurgists (3.0 CEUs).

Apr 16–19

Principles of Failure Analysis (4 day)

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ASM Headquarters, Materials Park, OH

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 prerequisites 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 (3.0 CEUs).

Apr 23–26

Advanced Metallographic Techniques

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ASM Headquarters, Materials Park, OH

This course is designed to teach the 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. Students are strongly encouraged to bring samples to class (3.0 CEUs).

May 5–9

Heat Treatment, Microstructure and Performance of Carbon and Alloy Steels

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ASM Headquarters, Materials Park, OH

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.

May 14–17

Metallographic Interpretation

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Struers Inc., Westlake, OH

This course is intended for those who have achieved some skill in techniques of specimen preparation and wish to extend their ability to interpret metallographic structures and relate structures to service performance. It deals with the principles on which interpretation is based and is presented in a lecture-based format well-illustrated by microstructures of a wide variety of materials and treatments. Students are strongly encouraged to bring samples to class.

May 16–17

Practical Fractography

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IMR Testing Laboratories, Lansing, NY

This course is designed to provide 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 stereomicroscopy and scanning electron microscopy will be used to interpret example fractures (1.5 CEUs).

Jun 4–7

Stainless Steels

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ASM Headquarters, Materials Park, OH

Stainless steels have emerged as one of the more important manmade materials, designed for strength, corrosion resistance, and ease of fabrication. Continued growth in the use of stainless steels provides an incentive to understand their properties, processing, and response to various fabrication routes. This course provides the important facts to help master these alloys for a wide variety of uses (3.0 CEUs).

Jun 11–12, 13–14

Fastener Metallography I & II

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Buehler Limited, Lake Bluff, IL

Fastener Metallography I is a fast paced course covering all aspects of metallographic preparation of common fastener materials for commercial and aerospace applications. Focus is on proper sample preparation to reveal the true microstructure. Special considerations relating to common fastener materials, geometries, and manufacturing are covered (1.5 CEUs).

Fastener Metallography II focuses on practical interpretation of microstructures for common fastener materials (commercial and aerospace) and imperfections due to incoming material and manufacturing processes. Microhardness testing to verify case depth is discussed. Grain size determination and quantitative measurements are practiced. Past participants of this class have mentioned that the class helped in passing a quality audit. Students receive a notebook with images of structures and imperfections for reference (1.5 CEUs).

Jun 18–20

Thermal Spray Technology

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ASM Headquarters, Materials Park, OH

Thermal spray processes, including twin wire-arc, combustion, high velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF), cold spray, and plasma spray, as well as associated technologies, can deposit virtually any material as a surface coating onto a wide range of other materials. Coating reliability and effectiveness necessitates that these overlay coatings be selected, engineered, and applied correctly. This course provides a thorough grounding and understanding of thermal spray processes, depicts the quite complex scientific concepts in terms of simple physical models, and integrates this knowledge to practical engineering applications and commonly accepted thermal spray practices. Participants are encouraged to contact the instructor(s) prior to the course so that any particular application or problem may be addressed as a case history or exemplar. Participants receive the Handbook of Thermal Spray Technology as part of the registration fee.

Jun 25–28

Metallographic Techniques

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ASM Headquarters, Materials Park, OH

The students of this class prepare a variety of, hard, soft, ferrous, and nonferrous 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 microhardness testing complete the class (3.0 CEUs).


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