Introduction to Materials Bundle PD281942

Topics: Manufacturing and Materials Ceramics , Plastics , Metals , Materials properties


The following six eLearning courses are included in the Introduction to Materials bundle.  Each course is approximately one-hour in duration. See Topics/Outline for additional details.

Introduction to Physical Properties 
This course provides an an overview of manufacturing materials and their physical properties, including thermal, electrical, and magnetic properties and introduces volumetric characteristics, such as mass, weight, and density.

Introduction to Mechanical Properties
This course provides a thorough introduction to key mechanical properties, such as tensile strength, hardness, ductility, and impact resistance and discusses how shear, compression, and tensile stress impact a material's properties.

Introduction to Metals
This course provides an overview of popular ferrous and nonferrous metals and their properties and introduces the three types of metal crystal structures, how grains develop in metal, the purpose of heat treating, and how these aspects impact a material's characteristics.

Introduction to Plastics
This course provides an overview of plastic and its properties and introduces thermoplastics and thermosets, physical and mechanical properties, polymer structure and arrangement, manufacturing methods, and common additives.

Introduction to Ceramics
This course provides an overview of the general categories of ceramics and their properties and  introduces physical and mechanical properties, atomic structure, and different types of traditional and advanced ceramics, processing and manufacturing methods and end-user applications.

Hardness Testing
This course provides a thorough overview of the most common hardness testing methods, including Rockwell, Brinell, Vickers, Knoop, rebound, and ultrasonic tests, and presents a description of each method, how to choose and perform a test, how to read hardness ratings, and how to prevent common errors.

Courses listed above are available only as part of a TooliingU bundle.  Custom bundles of any five or more ToolingU courses are available upon request as a Corporate Learning Solution.


  • Describe physical properties of manufacturing materials
  • Describe mechanical properties
  • Describe plastics and their properties
  • Describe ceramics and their properties
  • Describe physical/mechanical properties, atomic structure, and types of traditional/advanced applications
  • Describe hardness testing and methods

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Access Period: 90 Days

Duration: 6 Hours
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