Metallurgy of Steel Through Hardening PD261330ON

Topics: Steel , Metallurgy , Hardening


This online course teaches about the metallurgy of the following steel through hardening processes: quench and temper, martempering, and austempering. Participants will learn about the effects of heat treating temperature and cooling rate on steel microstructure and properties, and the effects of the interaction between heat treating process parameters and steel composition on through hardened steel microstructure and strength. This course takes one hour to complete.


By participating in this online course, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the heat treatment processes used for through hardening
  • List the significant process variables for through hardening
  • Describe the effects on steel microstructure and properties of the significant through hardening and tempering process variables
  • Explain the difference between maximum hardness and hardenability
  • Read a hardenability curve
  • Relate hardenability to through hardened steel microstructure and hardness
  • Explain three common problems encountered with quenching and how to prevent these problems

Materials Provided

  • 90 days (from date of purchase) of online access to the one hour presentation
  • Course handbook (downloadable, .pdf's)
  • Integrated knowledge checks to reinforce key concepts
  • Certificate of Completion (upon completion of all course content and a score of 70% or higher on the learning assessment)

Is this Metallurgy Online Course for You?

This course is targeted to design, manufacturing, and quality engineers, and sales people and purchasing agents with technical backgrounds. It is suggested that, as a prerequisite, you have knowledge of the concepts covered in our Principles of Metallurgy online course.


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Industrial Metallurgists, LLC

Industrial Metallurgists, LLC provides materials engineering expertise and training to help you develop and manufacture products. Industrial Metallurgists, LLC believes that understanding the science and engineering of materials enables the design and manufacture of successful products that meet their performance, reliability, and cost requirements.


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  • Quench and temper
  • Steel hardenability
  • Common problems associated with quenching (distortion, cracking, retained austenite)
  • Martempering
  • Austempering

  • Windows or macOS
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  • Broadband-1Mbps minimum

Access Period: 90 Days

Duration: 1 Hours
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