AMRC training courses highlight fundamentals of metallurgy

November 27, 2018

November 27, 2018

The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Training Centre, Rotheram, Yorkshire, UK, is set to run two training courses on the fundamentals of Powder Metallurgy for professionals with little or no background in metals or materials science. The courses, ‘Fundamentals of Metallurgy’ and ‘Metallurgy for Non-Metallurgists’ are to be offered on multiple dates for the year ahead.


Metallurgy for Non-Metallurgists

This two-day course aims to provide a sound understanding of the scientific principles of metallurgy and how to apply them to specify and process metals in an industrial context. Attendees on the course will gain:

  • an understanding of the metallurgical principles of phase diagrams, crystallography and manipulation of microstructures to achieve desirable properties
  • an understanding of the selection and tailoring of alloys to suit end applications
  • a familiarity with all aspects of the production, processing and finishing of metal products
  • and an understanding of test methods, specifications and product standards.


The next Metallurgy for Non-Metallurgists course takes place from December 4–5, 2018, at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry, UK. Confirmed future dates are:

  • February 26–27, 2019, at the AMRC Training Centre
  • March 26–27, 2019, at the MTC
  • June 11–12, 2019, at the AMRC Training Centre


Fundamentals of Metallurgy

This one-day course provides an introduction to the principle alloy categories and their applications. It also explains the properties of metals, how they are tested, how metal products are made and where they are used. Attendees on the course will gain:

  • an understanding of the key properties of metals
  • an understanding of the pros & cons of various metals and alloys
  • an understanding of the winning and processing of ores
  • a familiarity with metal product manufacturing processes
  • an understanding of basic metal tests and specifications
  • the ability to match metals and alloys to a variety of applications
  • and an understanding of metallurgical terminology.


The course forms one module of the ‘QCF Level 3 Certificate in Metallurgy’ qualification. The next course date is January 8, 2019, at the AMRC Training Centre. Subsequent confirmed dates are:

  • January 10, 2019, at the MTC
  • March 13, 2019, at ImechE, London, UK
  • May 14, 2019, at the AMRC Training Centre
  • May 16, 2019 at the MTC
  • October 9, 2019, at the ImechE

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