The "Metals in the Plant" course Introduces metals, metallurgy, and metalworking. Discusses the properties of metals, including their mechanical properties. This online course examines several industrial manufacturing processes. Covers iron and standard steels. Explains the different kinds of heat treatment and their usage. Discusses some techniques of working with copper, aluminum, magnesium, titanium, lead, nickel, tin, and zinc. This course has no prerequisites. Metals in the Plant is available in online maintenance training and course manual formats.
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Metals and metallurgy; Alloys; Internal structure of metals; Casting; Metalworking; Joining metals
Hardness; Ductility; Malleability; Toughness; Tensile strength; Stresses; Elasticity; Strain; Metal fatigue; Thermal expansion; Density
– State the definitions of four mechanical properties of metals.
– Describe the three kinds of stress.
– List the ways in which a metal can fail.
– State the definition of elasticity.
– Demonstrate how to calculate the density of metal.
Forging; Extrusion; Powder and sheet metal forming; Wire drawing
Iron ore; Pig iron; Smelting; Cast, gray cast, white cast, malleable cast, ductile cast, and high-alloy cast iron; Steel
Carbon in steels; Steel rolling, coding, and classification; Spark testing; Plate, strip, sheet steel; Structural steel; Alloy and stainless steel
Welding; Repairing tools and machines; Castings; Forgings; Carbon content of steels; Science of heat treatment
Production; Alloys; Machinability ratings; Electrical conductivity; Corrosion resistance; Annealing copper; Brasses; Bronzes; Casting
Properties and production; Alloys; Grades; Forming processes; Anodizing; Welding; Brazing and soldering; Safety
Producing, extracting, melting, refining, alloying, extruding, rolling, forging, machining, and joining magnesium; Uses for and processing of titanium
– Name the alloys of magnesium and titanium.
– List the useful properties of magnesium and titanium.
– Describe how to join magnesium alloys.
– Describe the precautions that must be taken when working with magnesium and titanium.
– Describe the uses of magnesium and titanium in industry.
Using, producing, fabricating, and joining lead; Using and producing nickel; Nickel alloys; Using and producing tin; Properties of tin; Tinplate; Tin alloys; Tin solders; Babbitt; Bronze; Using, producing, and machining zinc
– Describe the properties and characteristics of lead.
– List the properties that are improved by adding nickel to stainless steel.
– Describe how tinplate in manufactured.
– Describe how zinc is refined and processed.