Wrought Aluminum Metallurgy

There are a wide variety of wrought aluminum alloys, each developed to provide specific properties. Getting the strength you need in an aluminum alloy requires knowledge of the effects of alloy composition, cold-working, and heat treating on aluminum metallurgy and properties. A good understanding of how aluminum alloys behave and what can be done to modify their properties is critical for being more productive and profitable. The course takes about one hour to complete and consists of one module and a final exam. Also, quizzes and problems give you opportunities to apply the concepts taught.

What Will You Learn

By participating in this online course, you will be able to:

  • Select the most appropriate alloy and heat treating process for your application
  • Evaluate suppliers
  • Develop manufacturing processes
  • Solve quality problems

Course Information

COURSE LENGTH
1.00 Hours
ACCESS PERIOD
90 Days

Is This Course For You

This course was designed for design, manufacturing, and quality engineers who need to better understand the metallurgy of aluminum alloys in order to make design decisions, evaluate suppliers, and fix quality problems.

 

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Have colleagues who need this course? See Special Offers to the right.

Click on the Requirements tab to make sure you are properly equipped to interact with this course.

Materials Provided

  • 90 days of online single-user access (from date of purchase) to the one hour presentation
  • Course handbook (.pdf, dowloadable)
  • Integrated knowledge checks to reinforce key concepts
  • Proof of Participation (Transcript)

Course Requirements

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (other operating systems and mobile platforms are not supported but may work)
  • Internet Explorer 11, Mozilla Firefox 37, Google Chrome 42 (other browsers are not supported)
  • Broadband-1Mbps minimum

Topics

  • The different families of wrought aluminum alloys
  • Composition and strength differences between the alloy families
  • Relationship between metal strength and the microscopic structures that influence strength
  • Effects of cold-working, alloying, and heat treating on aluminum microstructure and strength
  • Aluminum temper designations for cold-worked and precipitation strengthened alloys