Join us for a live technical seminar on "Aspects of Metallurgical Testing." at Element in Wixom, Michigan on Thursday, June 27 at 9 am - 12 noon (EST).

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. We will provide coffee, snacks, and an optional tour of the laboratory facilities.


Technical Seminar: Aspects of Metallurgical Testing

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 12 noon (EST)
Location: 51229 Century Court, Wixom, MI 48393 US. Google Maps



This seminar will describe the procedures and ASTM standards employed for hardness, tensile, impact, chemical analysis, and metallographic testing and analysis. We will discuss the history, nomenclature, attributes, advantages, and potential pitfalls of each test. The presentation will also include information about hardness conversions, grain size measurements, inclusion analysis, and specification conformance. Do you have metallurgical testing questions?  Send them to the presenter for discussion at the seminar, using the reservation email address here.


About the Expert

The seminar speaker is John M. Tartaglia, 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.

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