Precipitation Strengthening -- E-Learning Course

    Price: $140.00

    About The Course
    Materials can make or break a products' success. If you choose the wrong materials to bring your idea to market, you risk poor product performance or reliability and high costs.Our goal is to make metallurgy knowledge accessible to EVERYONE involved in all aspects of the product life cycle (design, manufacturing, sourcing, sales, and failure analysis). We do this through our engaging Precipitation Strengthening course.

    Learning Outcomes

    The course can be completed in about 2 hours and consists of 5 modules, each between 20 to 30 minutes long, and a final exam.

    By the end of this course you will be able to:

    • Discuss how precipitation strengthens an alloy.
    • Define the heat treating process steps for precipitation strengthening an alloy and the microstructure changes that occur during each step.
    • Explain the effects of heat treating process conditions on alloy microstructure and strength.
    • Discuss critical process parameters for solution treatment, quenching, and aging and how they influence alloy microstructure and strength.
    • Define tests used to evaluate whether a precipitation strengthened alloy has been properly heat treated.

    Why Do You Need This Course?
    Empowerment. We're committed to sharing our knowledge and product design experience to empower you to confidently make well-informed design, manufacturing, and supplier decisions.
    Metals Mastery. If your products use precipitation strengthened alloys, you need to understand the metallurgy of precipitation strengthening - factors that affect alloy strength and hardness and how heat treating should be controlled to obtain the desired mechanical properties.

    Our expert-created courses deliver the practical metallurgy knowledge you need to:

    • Engineer and optimize metals and processes to build better products
    • Solve and prevent metallurgy problems, especially product failures
    • Ask suppliers better metallurgy questions to ensure support.

    What's Covered in This Course?
    This course teaches 3 key aspects of precipitation strengthening:

    1. The microstructure changes that occur during precipitation strengthening.
    2. The effects of heat treating process conditions on alloy microstructure.
    3. The relationship between microstructure and alloy strength.

    This information will enable you to understand the effects of heat treating processes and heat treating process parameters on the microstructure and properties of precipitation strengthened alloys.

    Is This Course Right for You?
    This course was designed for:

    • Engineers: design, manufacturing, and quality engineers.
    • Sales people and purchasing agents who have metallurgy discussions with suppliers and customers
    Knowledge of the concepts covered in Principles of Metallurgy is required for this course.

    "As plant manager I oversee several operations that include steel heat treating and laser welding. However, my background was in the construction materials industry. Principles of Metallurgy gave me the knowledge to have meaningful discussions with my engineers and be able to ask them better questions."
    Tom Parkman, Plant Manager, Simonds International

    "Principles of Metallurgy exceeded my expectations. The content straightforward enough not to be burdensome, yet deep enough to provide a practical review of the fundamental principles. I would recommend this course to any engineer or technical person who has been out of school and working in industry for several years, but not necessarily having been focused on metallurgy."
    Andy Jacobs, Staff Engineer, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. 

    0.2 or 2 PDH

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    How Learning Will Be Assessed
    Learners will be assessed by completing the modules and passing the final exam.


    1 year online subscription for a Single User Only via username/password. Requires internet access.

    For pricing for Multi-User access or for more information, please contact sales here or call 1-877-909-ASTM.

    Technology Requirements

    For a list of technology requirements for accessing ASTM Training please click here.

    About the Course Creator

    This course is part of a series of metallurgy e-learning courses offered by ASTM in partnership with Industrial Metallurgists, LLC. Developed by Michael Pfeifer, Ph.D., P.E., the courses benefit from his over 20 years of experience providing metallurgical engineering and materials engineering expertise.

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    Price: $140