Ferrous Metals Bundle: Steel and Cast Iron

Ferrous metals contain iron and are prized for their tensile strength and durability.  Most are magnetic and contain a high carbon content which generally makes them, with the exception of wrought iron and stainless steel, vulnerable to rust. The following seven on-demand courses are included in the Ferrous Materials Bundle: Steel and Cast Iron.  Each course is approximately one-hour in duration. See Topics/Outline for additional details.

Introduction to Physical Properties 
This course provides an an overview of manufacturing materials and their physical properties, including thermal, electrical, and magnetic properties and introduces volumetric characteristics, such as mass, weight, and density.

Introduction to Mechanical Properties 
This course provides a thorough introduction to key mechanical properties, such as tensile strength, hardness, ductility, and impact resistance and discusses how shear, compression, and tensile stress impact a material's properties.

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.

Hardness Testing
This course provides a thorough overview of the most common hardness testing methods, including Rockwell, Brinell, Vickers, Knoop, rebound, and ultrasonic tests, and presents a description of each method, how to choose and perform a test, how to read hardness ratings, and how to prevent common errors.

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.

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.

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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COURSE LENGTH
7.00 Hours
ACCESS PERIOD
90 Days

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Topics

Introduction to Physical Properties 
Physical properties determine how a material will react to moisture, heat, electricity, and other factors. In order to choose the best tooling or raw material for an application, manufacturers must understand the physical properties of key metals, plastics, and other materials. Intro to Physical Properties provides an overview of manufacturing materials and their physical properties, including thermal, electrical, and magnetic properties. This course also introduces you to volumetric characteristics, such as mass, weight, and density. After taking this course, you will be able to identify and describe key physical properties and their value in a manufacturing setting.

Introduction to Mechanical Properties 
To make quality products, manufacturers must anticipate how a material responds to shaping and cutting forces and understand how that material will ultimately function once it reaches the customer. Evaluating a material's mechanical and physical properties is the first step to choosing reliable tooling and processing methods. Intro to Mechanical Properties provides a thorough introduction to key mechanical properties, such as tensile strength, hardness, ductility, and impact resistance. The course discusses how shear, compression, and tensile stress impact a material's properties, how force is shown on a stress-strain graph, and common methods manufacturers use to test a material's strength. After taking Intro to Mechanical Properties, you will know more about hardness, ductility, and strength, what materials exhibit these characteristics, and common methods a facility might use to test these qualities. 

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.

Hardness Testing
Hardness tests ensure that raw, in-process, and finished materials have the correct mechanical properties. There are many different testing methods depending on the type of material, the work environment, and the desired accuracy of the reading. This course provides a thorough overview of the most common hardness testing methods, including Rockwell, Brinell, Vickers, Knoop, rebound, and ultrasonic tests. It presents a description of each method, along with discussions on how to choose and perform a test, how to read hardness ratings, and how to prevent common errors. This course will prepare new and practicing manufacturers to choose and conduct different hardness tests by introducing them to popular methods used in the industry.

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.

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.

Courses listed above are available only as part of a TooliingU bundle.  Custom bundles of any five, ToolingU courses is available upon request as a Corporate Learning Solution.