Do you need to understand basic metal properties in order to better manage your materials, products or quality programs? 

This seminar will provide a basic understanding of what metals are, and how chemical composition and microstructure influence mechanical properties. The talk will include an overview of commonly used alloys and material selection principles; some reference materials will be distributed.  Although created for a non-technical audience, this seminar may also be of interest to non-metallurgical engineers and technicians working with metals. All are welcome.

Metallurgy 101: Basic Concepts for the Non-Metallurgist

Please join us for a live technical seminar presented by Element in Wixom, Michigan. The topic "Metallurgy 101" will be offered on Friday, March 16 at 9:00 am. 

There will be a $25 fee to attend this presentation. For reservations or questions, please click on "Register for this event". Please include your name, company, telephone number, and email address with your reservation. Coffee and snacks will be provided and the seminar will be followed by an optional tour of the laboratory facilities.

  • Seminar: Metallurgy 101
  • Date: Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 (noon)
  • Location: 51229 Century Court, Wixom, MI 48393 US Google Maps
About the Expert
John M. Tartaglia is a Senior Metallurgical Engineer and the Engineering Manager at Element Wixom. Dr. Tartaglia has been performing failure analyses and materials characterization for more than 30 years. He holds B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Tartaglia’s doctoral thesis concerned the elevated temperature fatigue behavior of superalloys, and he is an expert in mechanical testing, wrought steels, aluminum, magnesium, fatigue, failure analysis, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, and energy dispersive spectroscopy. Dr. Tartaglia is a Key Reader for Materials and Metallurgical Transactions, a member of the editorial committee for Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, chapter writer for an ASM Handbook, a member of several ASTM committees, a Fellow of ASM International and an award winning author for the American Foundry Society.