Introduction to Materials Engineering
The introduction to materials course will give you a basic understanding of the relationship between, processing, structure and properties of some of the most common engineering materials in the categories of metals, polymers and ceramics.
Who should attend?
Anyone wishing to build on their foundation knowledge of the basic structure of materials, how they can be processed to change their properties and enhance their performance.
Attendees do not need to have any formal qualifications but will require some technical knowledge.
- Increased knowledge of fundamental concepts across a broad number of material families and mechanical properties.
- Increased understanding of materials structure and properties.
- Enhanced ability to relate basic materials principles to engineering applications within business.
- Potential to improve productivity and quality standards.
- Historical overview
- Atomic structure and bonding
- Crystal structure
- Crystal defects
- Strengthening mechanisms
- Phase diagrams
- Processing routes
- Alloy designation systems
- Materials selection
AssessmentAt the end of each section of the course there are a set of questions, they are to test your understanding and to contribute towards your final mark. At the end of the course you will be asked to submit a written assignment which will make up your final mark.
DatesDay 1: Wednesday 1st May
Day 2: Thursday 2nd May
Day 3: Friday 3rd May
Date of assessment to be confirmed with attendee.
An overview of common manufacturing processes for product realization, material selection, automation and disruptive manufacturing technologies.
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.
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.