We want to give you all the tools you need to succeed in your lab, and this means being there for you each step of the way—even after the sale. We’re here to show you exactly how to use your new instrument to its full potential or learn more about topics of interest. In our metallography customer training classes, you’ll get hands-on lab experience in our state-of-the-art training facilities and learn about an array of topics specific to your recent instrument purchase or laboratory needs, ranging from daily operation to troubleshooting and using advanced features.
Our Metallography customer training courses are great for those looking to expand their knowledge in metallography, metallurgy, quality control, and failure analysis. We offer services to enhance your learning experience, including course materials, coffee/snack breaks, lunches, one group dinner, and transportation to and from the local airport (as well as between the hotel and the classroom).
Note: The following classes will be held in-person and any national or state COVID-19 requirements in effect at the start of each class will be followed. Participation is limited to two (2) attendees per organization.
Check out our 2021 training class schedule below!
Basic Metallographic Techniques
A 2½-day course in St. Joseph, Michigan covering the complete range of metallographic specimen preparation, micro-/macro-indentation testing, grain size determination, and photomicrography. An overview of optical terms and techniques will also be presented. Each day begins with three hours of lecture, with the rest of each day spent in the laboratory. Students are encouraged to bring samples of materials from their daily work for laboratory analysis. Dates: September 21-23, 2021; Course fee is $850 (US)
Principles of Metallurgy and Interpretation of Microstructures in Ferrous Alloys
A 3-day course in St. Joseph, Michigan covering basic metallurgy principles, binary phase diagrams, TTT diagrams, heat treatment of steel, inclusion classification, and microstructure identification. The class curriculum is all lecture (no lab) and includes daily quizzes. ASM Handbook, Volume 9 (Metallography and Microstructures) is included (a $297 value). Prerequisites: Participants should have a basic working knowledge of metallographic techniques. Date: November 16-18, 2021; Course fee is $1300 (US).
You can register online here, or call (269) 982-2385 for more info.