Materials Selection Webinar

    About the Course

    Join Michael Pfeifer, Ph.D., P.E. for this two session course from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET on

    • May 24th
    • May 29th

    Many products contain components and joints whose materials are sub-optimum. The result is products with performance, reliability, and cost problems, failed product tests, materials degrade during use, components cost too much, suppliers whose products do not consistently meet requirements, and components/joints that are difficult to fabricate. These problems are often due to the lack of a rigorous materials selection process during product design

    In this highly interactive webinar-style course you will learn the engineering process for selecting materials. This process includes consideration of component/joint requirements for performance, reliability, cost, and manufacturing early in the design process. Use of the process enables design of components/joints whose materials are optimized, enabling products to meet their performance, reliability, and cost requirements, and also help keep projects on schedule.


    What You'll Learn

    The following topics will be covered:

    • Materials selection process
    • Identifying product and component/joint design requirements
    • Identifying materials selection criteria
    • Identifying candidate materials
    • Evaluating materials to determine their suitability: properties, performance, reliability, ease of manufacturing/assembly, and cost


    Target Audience

    Engineers involved with product design and development


    Registering for the Webinar

    The fee is $249 per person. After registering you will receive an email within a few hours with information about how to access each of the webinar sessions. In addition to the webinars, you'll get 7-day access to a recording of the webinars.


    About the Instructor

    Michael Pfeifer is Principal Engineer and Trainer at Industrial Metallurgists LLC.

    For over 25 years Michael has worked with many companies on failure analysis and root cause analysis investigations, as well providing engineering consulting for product design and manufacturing. He is also the author of Materials Enabled Designs, which teaches how to select materials that optimize product performance, reliability, and cost.

    He received a B.S. and M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University.


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