This short course covers properties and processes of metals, their alloys and non-metallic components such as plastics, wood, and composites. Course will also introduce joining techniques using common hardware items like bolts, screws, rivets, locking devices etc. for different industrial applications.

Delegates will be able to:

Describe common families of materials- their physical properties, concepts of strength, toughness and comparative advantages/disadvantages in various in-scope applications
Determine methods of measuring material properties and determining quality, effect of operating environment on common in-scope materials
Understand temporary and permanent fastening methods to join parts together

Course Contents

Metallic materials and their alloys

  • Ferrous and non-ferrous materials
  • Describe manufacturing processes for metallic materials

Composites and their processing

  • Classes of composite materials
  • Understand the merits and demerits of inter-laminate sandwich materials

Non-metallic materials

  • Describe plastics, wood, coatings, sealants, rubber components, etc

Joining, assembly and repair

  • Describe the joining techniques commonly used in process, aerospace, marine and defense industries e.g. bolting, riveting, locking devices, welding etc.,
  • Commenting on impact of in-service and environmental requirements
  • Implications joining dissimilar materials

Who should attend?
This course is aimed at technicians, graduates, developing engineers and non-engineering professionals interacting with engineers, who need to understand the principles of engineering materials and hardware

Course delivery
The course will be delivered in the form of power-point presentation including video and other reference material. Instructor is foreign qualified in the area with ten years of industrial work experience and fairly good teaching skills