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Heat Treating Processes and Equipment


Heat Treating Processes and Equipment provides application-based knowledge for some of the most common heat treating procedures and equipment used in modern manufacturing.

Learning Hours: 2.5

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Course Description

Heat Treating Processes and Equipment provides application-based knowledge for some of the most common heat treating procedures and equipment used in modern manufacturing. This course begins with introductory concepts and terminology associated with heat treating, and then delves further to highlight practical, application-based tips and approaches that are designed to improve the performance and efficiency of heat treating operators and specialists. The content provided in this course is presented in the typical THORS format: searchable, highly visual, and interactive-based learning. This course includes all of the material covered in the THORS Heat Treating Basics course.

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Who will benefit from this Heat Treating Processes Equipment course?

Companies, individuals, or educational institutions that require knowledge about modern heat treating processes and the furnaces or equipment common to the industry.

Course Classification

This manufacturing course by THORS eLearning Solutions covers identification of key terms and understanding of key concepts.

*THORS uses the Bloom’s Taxonomy Methodology for our course development.

Certificate Awarded for Heat Treating Processes and Equipment

Example of certificate awarded upon successful completion of the course.

*upon successful completion

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Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the basic purposes of heat treating.
  2. Recall the basic purpose and configuration of heat treating graphs.
  3. Recognize the difference between the broad processes of conditioning and hardening.
  4. Understand the various methods of thermo-chemical surface hardening.
  5. Be able to differentiate between common furnaces and heat treating equipment.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the best practices for heat treating.
Flame hardening equipment using a flame hardening torch and spray nozzles to heat and quench each gear tooth.
Heat Treating Processes and Equipment

Table of Contents

  1. Graphical Tools
    1. Phase Diagrams
    2. Transformation Diagrams
      1. Time-Temperature Transformation (TTT) Diagrams
      2. Continuous Cooling Transformation (CCT) Diagrams
      3. Transformation Diagrams Example Scenario
    3. Process Graph Interpretation
  2. Heat Treating Processes
    1. Conditioning Processes
      1. Annealing
      2. Conditioning
      3. Stress Relieving
    2. Hardening Processes
      1. Through Hardening
        1. Neutral Quench Hardening
        2. Precipitation Hardening
      2. Surface Hardening
        1. Thermal Hardening
        2. Thermo-Chemical Hardening
          1. Carburizing
          2. Carbonitriding
          3. Nitriding
          4. Nitrocarburizing
  3. Methods and Equipment
    1. Heat Transfer Methods
    2. Types of Equipment
      1. Direct-Fired Furnace
      2. Controlled-Atmosphere Furnace
      3. Vacuum Furnace
      4. Salt Bath Furnace
      5. Flame Hardening Equipment
      6. Induction Hardening Equipment
    3. Best Practices

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