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How Carbon and Heat Treatment Affect Metallography and Mechanical Properties of Steel - Part 1


£700 plus 20% VAT

Group discounts may be available - enquire when registering for the course


1 day - approx. 5 hrs

Date & Time

25 July 2024 at 07:45:00

Course Venue

Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills,
(Springfield Hub),
University of Wolverhampton,
Springfield Campus
Wolverhampton WV10 0JR - (Car Park access off Grimstone Street)

Possible Funding

Please check out the link below for possible funding for courses from the Foundry Training Trust

About the Course

This first of these two lectures will be a presentation on the:

  • Effects of Carbon Content on Steel 1: Thermal Equilibrium Diagrams Normalising and Annealing

  • Effects of Carbon Content on Steel 2: Rapid Cooling and Tempering

You will review the images and compare them to the actual metallurgical microsections examining how heat treatment can effect the changes in grains.

During this course you will develop your metallurgical knowledge to understand the effects of how different carbon content have on microstructures, their identification linking to iron and iron carbon diagram, Thermal Equilibrium Diagram (TED).

You will understand during the hot and cold treatments of non-metallic inclusions how they have an effect on a range of carbon content and how the differing heat treatments changes the grain structures, size, orientation and its matrix.

You will review the microstructure of the material at different phases and linking to investigations on TED, ferrite, cementite, martensite. Reviewing the surface and central morphology effecting the decarburisation from the material.


If you are working as a metallurgist or you need to have metallurgical knowledge within your role, this course will provide you with upskilling your understanding on how to investigate and identify the amount of carbon content and what effect this will have on your material. What causes the grains to change their orientation and matrix and the resultant effect.

Richard SA Brown BEd, CertEd, MIMMM, Fellow ICME


Richard SA Brown BEd, CertEd, MIMMM, Fellow ICME

Richard is an innovative, experienced and versatile Metallurgist with experience and practical knowledge within the industrial sector. He has transferred his Metallurgist workplace knowledge, application and experience skillset to become an Educationalist.

His passion is in metallurgical failure investigation and metallurgical examinations, supporting and providing outcomes for internal and external customers.

Who is this course for?

metallurgists, designers, stockholders, manufacturing engineers, mechanical testing, forging technicians, rolling technicians, heat treatment engineers, metallurgical and casting technicians, mechanical and production engineers.

Cancellation Terms

7 working days before the event - 25% refund
4 working days before and on the day of the event - no refund


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