This course provides the attendee with the practical abilities to carry out sample preparation, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, chemical analysis (EDS), failure analysis and mechanical testing; along with gaining the theoretical knowledge to interpret results and understand physical metallurgy.
£350 per person
Who should attend?
The course will benefit individuals whose roles will require an understanding of metallurgy, mechanical testing/analysis, and the relationship of test data to physical properties. Also, those who work in a manufacturing, repair, laboratory, supplies or design environment dealing with metals.
Attendees do not need to have any formal qualifications but will require some technical knowledge.
- Gain practical ability to carry out sample preparation and testing.
- Getting a better grasp of the terminology used in this area.
- Develop in house understanding and processes of sample preparation.
- Form a stronger link with Swansea University and have access to equipment and expertise.
- Use theoretical knowledge to interpret results.
- Obtain experience in technical report writing.
- Potential to improve the efficient use of time and materials.
- Potential to improve productivity and quality standards.
arrow_drop_down_circleAtomic structure and bonding
- Face centre cubic
- Body centre cubic
- Hexagonal close packed
do_not_disturb_onMicrostructure and grain boundaries
do_not_disturb_onSolidification, casting and welding microstructures
do_not_disturb_onPhase diagrams of copper, aluminium, steel and titanium
- Quench and tempering of martensite
- Cold rolling
- Hot rolling
- Cooling properties
do_not_disturb_onMaterial selection – Design with materials in mind
do_not_disturb_onScanning electron microscopy
do_not_disturb_onMean linear intercept for grain size analysis
AssessmentSubmission of report of practical write up and conclusions
DatesDay 1: Wednesday 16th January
Day 2: Thursday 17th January
Day 3: Friday 18th January
Date of assessment to be confirmed with attendee.
LocationSwansea University Bay Campus
An understanding of the mechanical properties of many engineering materials. We study the test methodologies and standards developed to ensure that materials can be understood and safely deployed in a range of in-service scenarios. This course combines both classroom material along with practical hands on testing of real specimens in commercial test house.
This course details the scientific background associated with the destructive and non-destructive testing techniques currently deployed for metal, ceramic, polymer and composite assemblies, in a variety of market sectors.