Introduction to Materials Testing in a Manufacturing Environment
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.
£300 per person
Who should attend?
Suitable for anyone wishing to gain an understanding of the key role of mechanical testing and ancillary equipment for many purposes such as quality control, material selection and ensuring that the materials selected are ‘fit for purpose’.
Attendees do not need to have any formal qualifications but will require some technical knowledge.
Course BenefitsThis course provides your company with the ability to develop in house capability in the following areas;
- Ability to evaluate the performance of materials under a range of static and dynamic service conditions
- Understand how to interpret and analyse mechanical test data
- Develop best practise in line with standards
- Understand the principles of uncertainty and reduce errors
- Potential to improve the efficient use of time and materials.
- Why test? A review of the value of testing.
- The development of standards and metrology.
- Material fundamentals – atomic structure, microstructure, crystal structure and deformation processes in crystals.
- Mechanical property determination – tensile, hardness, formability, toughness, fatigue, creep, corrosion testing, and a review of selected standards to indicate key factors which influence test accuracy in terms of sample preparation, equipment selection etc.
- The mechanical behaviour of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, polymers, composites and ceramics.
- Non-destructive testing methodologies including in-service inspection, dye-penetrant, ultrasonics and radiography.
- Practical mechanical testing – tensile test, impact testing, metrology and data analysis.
Assessment2 hour written exam.
DatesDay 1: Wednesday 19th September
Day 2: Thursday 20th September
Day 3: Friday 21st September
Date of assessment to be confirmed with attendee.
LocationSwansea University Bay Campus
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.
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.