1 Day Workshop - Introduction to Practical Metallography & Investigations

Start Date 24/06/2024, 08:45 AM
End Date 24/06/2024, 04:00 PM
Cost ££750 plus VAT
Where? Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) University of Wolverhampton, Springfield Campus Cambridge Street Wolverhampton WV10 0JR (Car Park access off Grimstone Street)


Day 1 - This course is the first from the set of 3 Introduction to Practical Metallography & Investigations You will learn about the procedures and techniques which are required to undertake practical failure analysis investigations in a laboratory environment.

As this is a practical course, examinations on metal and alloy will be undertaken where you will:

  • identify the importance of record keeping and sample identification

  • conduct sample material for hardness testing

  • use visual and macro examinations

  • prepare a 'nick' fracture to carry out a test

  • investigate the fracture appearance

  • plan, prepare and produce microsections (Longitudinal and Transverse directions)

  • investigate unetched samples to identifying key fractures

  • examine a range of sample microsections/samples in etched state

  • investigate key features including non-metallic inclusions, grain shape, size and distribution matrix classification

  • Estimate the ASTM grain sizes

  • Record key features

  • Review the Thermal Equilibrium Diagram(s)


    The course is aimed at people working within the steel industry and other associated industries. Delegates may include:

    NDT Engineers
    Quality Engineers
    Testing Engineers
    Technical Personnel
    Heat Treatment Technicians


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