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Fundamentals of Metallurgy and Additive Manufacturing

 NSW Branch Training Workshop – Online

6 - 8 September 2023

Day 1: 2:00pm-6:00pm | Day 2: 2:00pm-6:00pm | Day 3: 9:00am-6:30pm AEST)


Metals and alloys are used in the greatest variety of applications of all engineering materials. As such it is essential for those involved in manufacturing, engineering, and construction to have an understanding of what metals (ferrous and non-ferrous) are, how they behave, and why they behave differently than ceramics, glass, and plastics. It is also important to understand how they can be made stronger, how they can be shaped by casting, forging, forming, and how these processes along with heat treatment can alter properties. This course provides important basic knowledge to those who are not metallurgists. 


  • Metal Processing Personnel 
  • Engineers who need to gain a better understanding of metals and alloys. 
  • QA Managers 
  • Heat Treating Operators & Managers 
  • Component Designers 
  • Technicians
  • Marketing, Technical Writers, Purchasers and individuals without a materials background who wish to better understand the role of materials science 

    Upon completion of this course, you should be able to: 

  • Describe how metals and alloys are formed and why
  • Recognise how metals can be strengthened by alloying, cold-working, and heat treatment 
  • Determine why metals and alloys are not behaving as expected and can be made to behave as needed
  • Choose what metal or alloy to use for its specific combinations of properties 
  • Learn about the most common metal additive manufacturing methods


    Topics may include:

  • Introduction to Metals and Alloys
  • Solidification of Metals
  • Metal Forming
  • Mechanical Properties
  • Strengthening Mechanisms
  • Failure Analysis
  • Heat Treatment
  • Strengthening Steels & Cast Iron
  • Materials Characterization and Selection
  • Additive Manufacturing


    Prof. Madeleine du Toit, CMatP
    Professor – Welding Engineering Research Group | Discipline Advisor – Materials Engineering
    University of Wollongong

    Prof. Huijun Li, CMatP
    School of Mechanical, Materials & Mechatronic Engineering
    University of Wollongong

    Dr. Nima Haghdadi
    School of Materials Science & Engineering
    UNSW Sydney


    Day 1 

    2:00 - 4:00 pm  Introduction, Solidification

    4:00 - 4:30 pm  Tea break

    4:30 - 6:00 pm  Crystal Defects


    Day 2

    2:00 - 3:30 pm  Mechanical Properties, Strengthening

    3:30 - 4:00 pm  Tea break

    4:00 - 5:00 pm  Steel, Cast Iron

    5:00 - 6:00 pm  Wire arc additive manufacturing

    Day 3 

    9:00 - 11:00 am  Joining, Corrosion, Failure

    11:00 - 11:30 am  Morning tea

    11:30 - 1:00 pm  Forming

    1:00 - 2:00 pm  Lunch break

    2:00 - 4:00 pm  Heat Treatment, Materials Selection

    4:00 - 4:30 pm  Afternoon tea

    4:30 - 5:30 pm  Laser/electron beam additive manufacturing

    5:30 - 6:30 pm  Q & A, Feedback, Certificates


    Member  $660

    Non-Member  $880

    Student  $550




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