Metals and alloys are used in the greatest variety of applications of all engineering materials. It is essential for those involved in manufacturing, engineering and construction to have an understanding of what metals are, how they behave and why they behave differently than other materials. It is also important to understand how they can be made stronger or more corrosion resistant, how they can be shaped by casting, forging, machining or welding and how these processes can alter properties.
The three day workshop is designed with emphasis on Physical Metallurgy and Mechanical Metallurgy. The course topics will cover the ways in which metal alloys are structured, how the structure affects their performance, how mechanical properties of metals are measured, and what influences these properties, how the environment affects the performance and durability of metals.