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    Cursus Materialografie

    21 February 2017, Dutch

  • Live e-Seminar

    Nonmetallic Inclusions: Origin, Identification, Measurement, and Influence

    22 February 2017, American

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    The professional materialographer (United Kingdom)

    14 March 2017, English

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As the world’s leading manufacturer of materialographic equipment and consumables, Struers maintains a unique materialographic knowledge library. We constantly add the latest knowledge about new materials and applications to help you find new solutions quickly and easily, based on a wide range of brochures, articles, technical publications, certifications, and technical product and safety data.

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  • Brochures and certifications
  • Instruction Manuals
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Courses in materialographic sample preparation

For more than 70 years, Struers has been one of the leading actors within materialographic sample preparation. By virtue of our position as a leading provider of materialographic preparation solutions we have assembled an outstanding wealth of knowledge and experience, which we share via our materialographic sample preparation courses.

The proffesional Materialographer TPM

The Professional Materialographer (TPM)

The Professional Materialographer (TPM) is an intensive course combining theoretical training, practical exercises and hands-on training at one of Struers’ worldwide lab facilities. You can choose a course in which Struers makes samples available, or you can choose a course in which you can bring with you and prepare your own material. In both cases you will be an active part of the course from the beginning to the end, through the entire preparation process: Cutting, mounting, grinding, polishing and etching.

User days

User Days

Mastering materialography includes theoretical knowledge and to a large extent also the hands on skills that transfer know-how into materialographic results. Working hands on with own samples in a state of the art lab is a very efficient way for experienced users to raise their level of competence.

User days is a specific training course focusing on troubleshooting, new knowledge and peer to peer networking.

Hardness Testing

Hardness Testing Courses

Materialography and hardness testing are closely related disciplines in material testing. Struers offers a course focused on hardness testing with an initial theoretical introduction to the most common indentation hardness techniques: Vickers, Rockwell, Brinell and Knoop. You will also learn how to consider requirements for surface preparation of your sample. In addition to surface preparation, we discuss other parameters such as influence of the material, illumination, calibration, etc. that affect the hardness test.

Courses in Non-Desctructive Testing

Courses in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)

The principles used in materialographic sample preparation are used in the lab and on site. We employ products and techniques that meet special requirements for mobility, handling and the extent to which the samples can be destructed. This specialised course covers a range of topics including replica, mechanical- and electrochemical polishing techniques.

Struers Target and Microelectronics Preparation Course

Struers Target and Microelectronics Preparation Course

This intensive training course focuses on different techniques for target preparation of a variety of samples including micro welds, coatings and microelectronics. The course includes theory lectures and practical work in the lab using attendees’ own samples. Microelectronics materialography is a specialist field in which miniature sample features, multi-material samples and dedicated solutions are the key words. The course takes place at a Struers laboratory with its cutting edge equipment, technical solutions and consumables.

Weld inspection

Weld inspection

The purpose of weld inspection and sample preparation requirements are similar, regardless of material type. Focusing on a single sample type in a training course includes theory of weld geometries and imperfections as well as practical mechanical preparation work, hardness testing and use of imaging systems.

Mineralogy

Mineralogy

Mechanical preparation of very thin sections of rocks and minerals requires a high degree of practical experience. Struers Training courses in mineralogical thin section preparation include sessions on theoretical background, hands-on work in the lab, and training in method selection.

Courses

You can choose between a wide variety of hand-on courses in various languages. You can find a relevant course at any time somewhere in the world in a laboratory equipped with the most advanced equipment and facilities.
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Course

Cursus Materialografie

In onze cursus „Professionele Materialografie“ worden alle werkzaamheden van een materialografisch laboratorium in theorie en praktijk behandeld. (Nederlandstalig).


Theoretische beginselen
In de theoriegedeeltes worden de basisbeginselen van de vereisten, invloeden en probleemstellingen van materialografische werkzaamheden besproken. De achterliggende principes van het vervaardigen van preparaten worden behandeld, zodat u in de praktijk perfecte en reproduceerbare resultaten kunt bereiken. Het verkrijgen van deze kennis is ook mogelijk voor deelnemers die geen uitgebreide technische opleiding gevolgd hebben.


Praktijkvoorbeelden
In kleine werkgroepjes worden de verscheidene werkzaamheden van een materialografisch laboratorium onder leiding van een specialist uitgevoerd.
De praktijkvoorbeelden worden aan de hand van uw eigen materialen uitgevoerd. Neemt u daarom een monster van uw materiaal mee.

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Topic:
General materialography
Language:
Dutch
Host:
Glen van Vugt
Duration:
21-23 Februari 2017
Price:
€ 1300,- Euro excl. BTW (facturering vanuit Duitsland) Bij meer dan 1 deelnemer van hetzelfde bedrijf 5% korting.
Location:
Willich, Germany
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Live e-Seminar

Nonmetallic Inclusions: Origin, Identification, Measurement, and Influence

Nonmetallic inclusions are broadly classified as being indigenous (or endogenous), that is, coming from natural processes, or exogenous, that is, coming from without, as entrapped foreign material. Exogenous inclusions are irregularly distributed and are primarily detected by ultrasonic inspection. Indigenous inclusions occur due to the limited solid solubility for oxygen and sulfur in the solidified steel product. The composition and quantity of the indigenous inclusions can be largely controlled through the nature of the steelmaking process. Controlling inclusions during these processes can be a challenging task without proper knowledge and practice.

George Vander Voort, FASM, provides a thorough overview of nonmetallic inclusions. Learn to identify, measure, and influence inclusions in materials and processes, and for quality control.

During this webinar, you will learn about:

• Examples of exogenous and indigenous inclusions
• X-ray dot maps showing the elemental distribution
• Examples of inclusion measurements as influenced by melting practice hot working
• The influence of inclusions on mechanical properties and service performance

Post Presentation:
Interactive opportunity for Q&A and further discussion.
Topic:
General materialography
Language:
American
Host:
George Vander Voort, Application Specialist
Duration:
1 Hour
Price:
Free
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The professional materialographer (United Kingdom)

The Professional Materialographer is a 3-day intensive course in materialography, combining theory, practical work and individual work on own samples. The third day is dedicated to preparation of participants’ own samples. This is of particular value if you are experiencing issues with your preparation process or if you think the used method could be optimized.

Upon registration, please state:

Your full name,
Your email address
Your phone number
Your company
Your company address
Your city and country


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Topic:
General materialography
Language:
English
Duration:
3 days
Price:
EUR 2.000
Location:
Struers, Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Unique Training Facilities

World-class results need world-class instructors and world-class training facilities.

Struers is the only supplier of materialographic equipment and consumables to offer a comprehensive range of training courses led by experienced application specialists in laboratories with the very latest equipment and technologies relevant to your needs.

     

  • Unique laboratory facilities
  • Comprehensive range and variety of equipment
  • Experienced application specialists
  • Multiple locations
  • Multiple languages

Meet the specialists

MEET THE APPLICATION SPECIALISTS

Based on years of experience from a wide variety of industries, the Struers Application Specialist team enables our customers all over the world to discover new opportunities for enhancing quality control, failure analysis and productivity. You can also depend on our Application Specialists to develop and pass on new applications and methods to help you meet evolving needs.

  • 27 Application Specialists in 9 countries
  • Theoretical knowledge at the highest academic level
  • Expertise in practical hands-on training
  • Dedicated commitment to knowledge sharing
  • Always ready to help

Meet the application specialists

MEET SOME OF OUR CUSTOMERS

Don’t make do with what we say! Look for the truth in the experiences of the people who use our equipment and knowledge. We asked a few of our loyal customers to tell us what they think is most important about Struers.

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We have always experienced extremely repeatable and consistent, high-quality results. The consistency and reliability of our Struers cutting machines was instrumental in our decision to install a similar Struers system in our plant in Indonesia. Grinding Media, Moly-Cop (Australia) Glenn Sullivan Technical Developments Manager
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We have been using Struers equipment and consumables for almost 30 years and have benefitted enormously from their unparalleled service and applications support. John Crane UK Ltd. (UK) Bill Taylor Materials & Forensics Engineer
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XPS Consulting & Testwork Services is a licensed metallurgical engineering and testwork business that includes mineralogical and materials characterization. We have used Struers’ sample preparation equipment and lab consumables for almost 20 years and are very satisfied with the quality of the products and the support they provide to us. As a consulting firm, we strive to produce the highest quality results for our customers and the Struers’ products have assisted us in reaching that goal. XPS Consulting & Testwork Services (Canada) Patricia Stack Mineral Science Department