Metallurgy of Precipitation Strengthening PD261329ON

Topics: Materials properties , Alloys , Hardening


This online course teaches about the microscopic changes that take place in a precipitation strengthened alloy and their effects on the properties of the alloy. The effects of the different heat treating steps (solution treatment, quench, and aging) and heat treating process parameters (solution treatment temperature and time, quench rate, and aging temperature and time) on the alloy microstructure and the effects on alloy strength are discussed. The course is divided into five modules followed by a quiz.


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

  • Describe the process steps for precipitation strengthening an alloy
  • List alloys that are precipitation strengthened
  • Explain why precipitation strengthens an alloy
  • Describe the microstructure and property changes that occur during the precipitation strengthening heat treatment process steps
  • List the critical process parameters for solution treatment, quenching, and aging
  • Relate the critical process parameters to alloy microstructure and the properties of precipitation strengthened alloys
  • List the tests used to evaluate whether a precipitation strengthened alloy has been properly heat treated

Materials Provided

  • 90 days of online single-user access (from date of purchase) to the two 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. It is suggested that, as a prerequisite, you have knowledge of the concepts covered in our Principles of Metallurgy online course.


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

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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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  • Introduction
  • Phase diagrams
  • Precipitation strengthening heat treatment
  • Heat treatment details
  • Quality control and course review

  • 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: 2 Hours
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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.