Length: 1 days
Materials are the cornerstone of all mechanical components that are engineered from a variety of materials, such as metal, polymer, ceramic or composite. Identifying the appropriate material an integral part of any machine design project. This course addresses the material issues that mechanical engineers encounter when they design or manufacture a mechanical part to install in an automotive or a medical device, for example. Students learn about the material issues pertinent to modern manufacturing technologies, such as adhesive strength between layers in additive manufacturing, as well as the material issues related to traditional manufacturing processes, (e.g.: material weldability and formability; and the respective solutions to these issues).
This course focuses on the applications of material information to resolve real-life issues from material machinability to part failure analysis. Students review case studies to analyze the root cause of errors to determine whether the issue originated either because of wrong selection of material in design, or inappropriate handling of material during manufacturing. The course covers the material feasibility inherited from raw material composition, as well as material property improvement through proper heat treatment to develop targeted microstructure to meet the performance expectation. This course emphasizes the process of problem-solving and identifying solutions for the practice of mechanical engineers.
You Will Learn To
- Select the appropriate materials in machine design for the best mechanical performance across various industries (e.g., manufacturing, healthcare to transportation)
- Determine material feasibility in mechanical part production using additive manufacturing, casting, forging and other processes
- Describe how to perform repairs on mechanical components with appropriate materials
- Identify the material issues related to mechanical failure and provide solutions
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Who Should Attend
This course is designed to assist individuals either practice or conduct research in various fields that apply material knowledge in their work. Engineers, scientists, managers in both the original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket firms across-the-board from a wide spectrum of industries will all find this course to be advantageous.
Engineers, scientists, managers in both the original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket firms across-the-board from a wide spectrum of industries will all find this course worth taking. The regulators who provide oversight on safety and set the regulatory guidance for modern technology, such as additive manufacturing, will receive a wealth of material information pertaining to their jobs from this course. Many other professionals, such as accident investigators who want to identify the root cause of a mechanical component failure resulting from material deficiency, will also find this course to be beneficial.
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