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Metals Bundle PD281947

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Almost 75% of all elements are metals. Metals can be classified as either ferrous or non-ferrous and generally conduct electricity and heat well. Most metals are malleable and ductile and are, in general, heavier than other elemental substances.The following six on-demand courses are included in the Materials bundle.  Each course is approximately one-hour in duration. See Topics/Outline for additional details.

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.

Ferrous Metals
This course discusses the properties and applications of cast iron and steel, including an overview of plain carbon steel, stainless steel, and HSLA steels, along with an introduction to AISI-SAE designations.

Nonferrous Metals
This course provides an overview of the properties and uses of common nonferrous metals, including aluminum, copper, magnesium, nickel, lead, and titanium. This class also discusses how refractory metals and how nonferrous metals are classified in the Unified Numbering System (UNS).

Classification of Steel
This course introduces you to steel designations systems, particularly AISI-SAE and UNS methods, and describes classifications for plain carbon, alloy, high-strength low alloy, stainless, and tool steels, with a focus on AISI-SAE designations.

Essentials of Heat Treatment of Steel
This course provides a through introduction to steel heat treatment, including a discussion of how heat and carbon content impact a steel's microstructure, and also describes common heat treating methods, such as annealing, quenching, normalizing, and tempering.

Exotic Alloys
This course provides an introduction to the properties and applications of superalloys and exotic metal alloys. In this course, you will learn about iron-based, nickel-based, and cobalt-based superalloys, as well as tungsten, vanadium, tantalum, and other exotic metals.

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.

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Introduction to Metals
Steel, aluminum, titanium, and other metals have a wide range of commercial and advanced applications, including structural shapes, machine components, and medical devices. To choose the best material for a project, manufacturers must first understand how different metals respond to heat, pressure, electricity, chemical exposure, and weather. Intro to Metals provides an overview of popular ferrous and nonferrous metals and their properties. This course introduces you to 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. Upon completion, you will know how various metals function in different environments, making them better equipped to select materials and tooling.

Ferrous Metals
Ferrous metals have broad commercial and industrial applications due to their strength, versatility, and relatively low costs. Fasteners, automotive components, structural shapes, tooling, and even aircraft parts can be made with ferrous metals. Understanding the range of cast iron and steels available enables manufacturers to choose reliable raw materials and effective processing methods. This course discusses the properties and applications of cast iron and steel, including an overview of plain carbon steel, stainless steel, and HSLA steels, along with an introduction to AISI-SAE designations. It also describes gray, ductile, white, and malleable cast irons and their uses.  Upon completion, you will be better equipped to evaluate materials and anticipate how ferrous metals will function in different environments.

Nonferrous Metals
Selecting the best alloy for an application begins with understanding each metal's properties and interactions. nonferrous metals, although not as widely used as steel, are still valued as essential alloying elements or for advanced applications. This course, Nonferrous Metals, provides an overview of the properties and uses of common nonferrous metals, including aluminum, copper, magnesium, nickel, lead, and titanium. This class also discusses how refractory metals and how nonferrous metals are classified in the Unified Numbering System (UNS). After completing the course, new or practicing manufacturers will be able to identify various nonferrous metals, their characteristics, and their uses.

Classification of Steel
There are many different types of steels, each having unique chemical contents and properties. Manufacturers distinguish between these metals by a numerical designation. In the AISI-SAE system, this number indicates the family of steel and the steel's carbon content. Some designations also describe the metal's intended use or special properties. Because composition and processing methods determine a metal's properties, understanding steel classification is critical to choosing the best material for an application.This course introduces you to steel designations systems, particularly AISI-SAE and UNS methods. It describes classifications for plain carbon, alloy, high-strength low alloy, stainless, and tool steels, with a focus on AISI-SAE designations.  Upon completion, you will be able to distinguish between major types of steel classifications and describe the nomenclature used to identify various grades of steel.

Essentials of Heat Treatment of Steel
Steel is heat treated to adjust the metal's properties. Heat treatments can increase a steel's hardness or ductility, or relieve stresses that accumulate due to other processing steps. To choose the best heat treating method for an application, manufacturers must understand how heat and carbon dictate phase changes and how different processes can be combined to produce a desired property. Essentials of Heat Treatment provides a through introduction to steel heat treatment, including a discussion of how heat and carbon content impact a steel's microstructure. This class also describes common heat treating methods, such as annealing, quenching, normalizing, and tempering. Upon completion, you will be familiar with heat treating theories and processes and be better equipped to use heat treatments. 

Exotic Alloys
Superalloys and exotic metals have unique properties for specialized applications. Complex, proprietary superalloys are commonly used in aerospace and petrochemical applications, while exotic metals are often used as alloying elements to enhance the properties of a base metal. This course provides an introduction to the properties and applications of superalloys and exotic metal alloys. In this course, you will learn about iron-based, nickel-based, and cobalt-based superalloys, as well as tungsten, vanadium, tantalum, and other exotic metals. Upon completion, you will be able to identify prominent superalloys and exotic metals and describe their uses.

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Duration: 6 Hours
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