Steel Metallurgy and Alloy Products

    Price: $450.00

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    Virtual Event, VE

    10/6/2021 - 10/6/2021

    The course will be held as a livestream event via Zoom on October 6, 2021 from 10-3:00 Eastern Time.

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    Virtual Event

    This course in offered virtually as a live session through Zoom.


    About the Course

    Are you responsible for selecting carbon and low-alloy steel to use in components? Designing components that meet performance and reliability requirements at low cost requires a good understanding of steel metallurgy and the considerations for alloy selection. Steel strength, hardness, ease of component fabrication, and other properties depend on several metallurgical factors that can be engineered to get the desired properties for a component.

    During this course you will learn about

  • The effects of steel composition and microstructure on steel strength and hardness
  • How microstructure is modified by alloy composition, cold working, and heat treating in order to obtain specific strength and hardness.
  • The considerations for identifying carbon and low-alloy steel alloys and suitable mill conditions for an application.

    Case studies will be used to demonstrate the selection process and give attendees opportunities to apply their steel metallurgy knowledge.


    Learning Outcomes

    Topics covered:

  • Commonly available carbon and low-alloy steels and their alloy designations
  • Effects of alloy composition on carbon and low-alloy steel properties
  • Steel microscopic structures and their effects on steel strength and hardness
  • Common steel heat treatments and their effects on steel microstructure and properties
  • Design considerations for steel alloy selection.
  • General effects of steel composition and metallurgical factors on steel strength, ductility, toughness, machinability, cold-formability, welding, and wear and fatigue resistance
  • Common mill conditions of steel, their purposes, and their effects on steel microstructure and properties.

    Understanding these concepts is important for component design and productive conversations with component suppliers, heat treaters, and metallurgical labs.


      Who Should Attend

      Design engineers


      Fee Includes

      • Course notes
      • Certificate of Completion
      • .4 Continuing Education Units


      Referenced Documents

      ASTM Standards:

      • E8
      • E10
      • E18


      About the Instructor

      Michael Pfeifer is Principal Consultant and Trainer at Industrial Metallurgists, LLC. He has over 25 years of experience providing metallurgy training and failure analysis and metallurgical engineering consulting to clients covering a wide variety of industries, products, and materials. He has experience with product design and development, manufacturing process development and quality improvement, supplier evaluation, cost reduction, and failure analysis and root cause analysis.

      Prior to Industrial Metallurgists Michael worked for Motorola as a design/quality/cost reduction engineer for the automotive electronics group.

      Michael has a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University and is a professional engineer licensed in Illinois. He has published the book Materials Enable Designs: The Materials Engineering Perspective to Product Design and Manufacturing.


      About ASTM and Sponsoring Committee

      ASTM Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys was formed in 1898 and is ASTM's first technical committee. A01 meets twice a year, at the May and November ASTM Committee Weeks, with approximately 200 members attending over the four days of technical meetings. The Committee, with a membership of over 1300 industry professionals and experts, has jurisdiction of over 500 standards, published in January in six volumes of the Annual Book of ASTM Standards; Volumes 01.01, 01.02, 01.03, 01.04, 01.05 and 01.06. A01 has 22 technical subcommittees that maintain jurisdiction over these standards.


      On-Site Training Available

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      How Learning Will Be Assessed

      Learning will be assessed through a series of question and answer sessions.


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