Failure Analysis of Metals PD261505ON

Topics: Manufacturing and Materials Failure analysis


Quickly getting to the bottom of a metal failure is critical for preventing future failures, keeping customers happy, and keeping manufacturing lines running. This course will teach you how to perform failure analysis of fracture, corrosion, and manufacturing failures.


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

  • Perform a metallurgical failure analysis
  • Understand the common techniques used to analyze metals and the data obtained
  • Determine failure mode and mechanism
  • Use failure analysis information to determine the root cause of a failure

Materials Provided

  • 90 days of single-user access (from date of purchase) to the five 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 towards design, manufacturing, supplier quality and quality control engineers, sales people and purchasing agents with technical backgrounds.


Have colleagues who need this course? See Special Offers to the right.

Click on the Requirements tab to make sure you are properly equipped to interact with this course.

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.


"Information provided in this training course will allow the student to identify in a better way any failure mechanism that occurs when an element fails."

Luis Martinez 
Cost Reduction Engineer 
Ford Motor Comany 

For More Details

Email, or call 1-877-606-7323 (U.S. and Canada) or 724-776-4970 (outside US and Canada).

  • The relationship between failure analysis and root cause analysis
  • How to select, collect, handle, and prepare samples for failure analysis
  • The background information required to determine failure mechanism and root cause
  • The common techniques used for failure analysis and the data obtained
  • Which metallurgical analyses are appropriate for specific failures
  • How to determine fracture mode based on the appearance of a fracture surface
  • How to perform a failure analysis on fracture, corrosion, and manufacturing failures
  • The categories of failure root causes for specific failures
10 case studies are used to give learners experience applying the knowledge taught in the course.

  • Windows or macOS
  • Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari (Other OSs and browsers including mobile devices are not supported by may work)
  • Broadband-1Mbps minimum

Access Period: 90 Days

Duration: 5 Hours
Members save up to 10% off list price.
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Special Offers:

Have colleagues who need this course? Purchase access for one individual at the appropriate member or list price, then purchase access for up to four additional employees at 10% off the list price. Contact SAE Customer Service to arrange on demand access for all individuals at the same time or mention the invoice number for the first purchase. The offer is good for only the same On Demand Course. All participants will receive a personal account in the SAE Learning Center.


Quantity discounts for six or more students and corporate access options also are available - complete a Corporate Learning Solutions Request Form for a quote.