Are you interested in learning about aluminum and steel heat treatment?

If so, this seminar will describe various attributes of heat treating aluminum alloys and steels. Many of the concepts will be applicable to both cast and wrought aluminum alloys, as well as various grades of steel and cast iron.

Aspects of Aluminum and Steel Heat Treatments

Please join us for a live technical seminar presented by Element in Wixom, Michigan. The topic "Aspects of Aluminum and Steel Heat Treatment" will be offered on Friday, August 17th 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: Aspects of Aluminum and Steel Heat Treatment
  • Date: Friday, August 17, 2018
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
  • Location: 51229 Century Court, Wixom, MI 48393 US Google Maps
Abstract

This seminar will describe various attributes of heat treating aluminum alloys and steels, applicable to both cast and wrought aluminum alloys, as well as various grades of steel and cast iron.  Isothermal and continuous cooling transformation diagrams as well as hardenability, tempering and quench factor calculations will be introduced. Various types of heat treatments such as normalizing, annealing, hardening, carburizing and induction surface hardening, tempering, solution treatment, natural and artificial aging will be defined, and typical temperature, times, and quenching heat treatment cycles will be supplied for some common alloys. The effects of heat treatments on some properties and microstructures will be discussed.  Some practical considerations and pitfalls such as decarburization and quench cracking will also be included.  

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. Read more about John Tartaglia.

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