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Monday 26 November 2018

University of Wollongong

This course is designed to teach fundamental principles for analysis of metal failures with a strong emphasis on the use of microscopy techniques. 

The following main topics will be covered:

  • How to Conduct the Failure Analysis
  • Fractography
  • Failures Due to Materials or Manufacturing Problems
  • Failures Due to Service Problems
  • Failure Examples






WHEN: Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th September 2018

WHERE: Western Sydney University, Parramatta South Campus

ATA Scientific would like to invite you to attend their free workshop and use the new Phenom Pharos desktop SEM – the first system to arrive in Australia!

The Phenom Pharos is the first desktop SEM solution that includes a field emission gun (FEG) source to deliver crisp, high brightness images. It offers floor model performance on a desktop microscope with loads of added benefits.

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The Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre in Lightweight Automotive Structures (ATLAS) is a collaboration between RMIT University, Deakin University, the Australian National University, together with the Ford Motor Company and a further 12 local and international partner’s organisations will develop the next generation of innovators and researchers in an industry-focused research training environment.

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If you decide to take part, you’ll have 12 months to complete the training. Upon successful completion, you’ll receive an ASM International Certificate.

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