Metallographic Techniques, Part 1 -- eCourse

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About the Course

Metallography is the science that descirbes the constituiton and structures of metals by using microscopy. Metallography is used in almost all stages during the lifetime of a component, from the intial materials development to production, manufacturing process control and even failure analysis when required. Good metallographic techniques are essential to obtaining accurate results in the analyses. The modern specium preparation procedures involve sectioning, mounting (cast and compression), grinding, and polishing. In this self-guided digital course, students will learn - with the help of rich visuals, narrated animations, demonstration videos and interactive quizzes - the various metallographic techniques involved in the specimen sampling and preparation.

Metallographic Techniques, Part 1 talks about the different parts of microscope and discusses the various techniques that can be used to measure and quantify the microstructural features of a specimen.

This course will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.

Learning Outcome

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

  • Describe modern specium preparation procedures: sectioning, mounting (cast and compression), grinding, and polishing
  • Explain the factors to be considered in selecting proper consumables and techniques for sectioning, mounting, grinding, and polishing
  • Describe the laboratory equipment - cutoff machines, mounting presses, electropolisher, and automated grinding/polishing machines
  • Discuss etching and etchants - chemical, electrolytic, anodizing, color etching, and selective etching

Who Should Attend

This course in intended for:

  • Design Engineers
  • Operators
  • Technicians
  • Process Engineers
  • QA Managers
  • Product Development Specialists
  • Sales and Purchasing Professionals

Certificate and PDHs


Certificate: A certificate is available upon successful completion of the course and an 80% or higher score on the exam.


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Technology Requirements

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