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Heat Treating Testing and Defects


Heat Treating Testing and Defects provides application-based knowledge for some of the most common heat treating testing and quality control procedures.

Learning Hours: 2

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Course Description

Heat Treating Testing and Defects builds on the foundational knowledge provided in Heat Treating Processes and Equipment. Presented in THORS’ easy-to-navigate, highly visual, and interactive learning style, Heat Treating Testing and Defects provides application-based knowledge for some of the most common heat treating testing and quality control procedures. In addition, this course will help learners identify and understand the root causes of common heat treating defects, as well as methods to reduce or eliminate such quality problems.

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Who will benefit from this Heat Treating Testing and Defects course?

Companies, individuals, or educational institutions that must be familiar with the setup and execution of industry testing standards, along with the ability to recognize and potentially rectify defects that are common to heat treating industries.

Course Classification

This manufacturing course by THORS eLearning Solutions covers application of the included topics.

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

Certificate Awarded for Heat Treating Testing and Defects

Example of certificate awarded upon successful completion of the course.

*upon successful completion

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Learning Objectives

  1. Recall the basic terminology associated with modern metallurgy.
  2. Recognize the various testing procedures that are relevant to heat treating.
  3. Understand ‘do’s and don’ts’ of heat treating testing procedures.
  4. Differentiate between the defects common to heat treating procedures.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of how eliminate or minimize heat treating defects.
Microscopic view of metal grain structure after heat treatment.
Heat Treating Testing and Defects

Table of Contents

  1. Metallurgical Concepts
    1. Mechanical Properties
      1. Hardness
      2. Strength
      3. Ductility
      4. Toughness
      5. Machinability
      6. Weldability
      7. Formability
      8. Hardenability
      9. Wear Resistance
    2. Physical Properties
      1. Characteristics of Iron and Carbon
      2. Lattice Structures of Iron
        1. Body-Centered Cubic (BCC)
        2. Face-Centered Cubic (FCC)
        3. Body-Centered Tetragonal (BCT)
      3. Microstructure
      4. Grain Size
    3. Chemical Composition
      1. Common Alloying Elements
        1. Manganese (Mn)
        2. Aluminum (Al)
        3. Silicon (Si)
        4. Chromium (Cr)
        5. Molybdenum (Mo)
        6. Nickel (Ni)
        7. Vanadium (V)
      2. Other Elements
        1. Phosphorus (P)
        2. Sulfur (S)
  2. Testing for Heat Treating
    1. Hardness Testing
    2. Microstructure Testing
    3. Hardenability Testing
    4. Micro-Hardness Testing
    5. Tensile Testing
    6. Toughness Testing
  3. Heat Treating Defects
    1. Distortion
    2. Cracking
    3. Non-Uniform Hardness
    4. Decarburization
    5. Oxidation
    6. Non-Uniform Microstructure

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