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Metals and Materials - Skill Group Pathway


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Metal products are used in every industry, including construction, transportation, electronics, manufacturing, medical devices, and consumer products. This course will give you an understanding of the properties of metals and how to choose the best manufacturing processes based on those properties.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe and compare the properties of metals, nonmetals, and metalloids
  • Describe the mechanical properties of metals, including strength, toughness, ductility, malleability, brittleness, and hardness
  • Define ferrous and nonferrous metals
  • Compare the composition, properties, and uses of plain carbon, alloy, stainless, and tool steel
  • Compare the composition, properties, and uses of aluminum, titanium, copper, magnesium, and nickel alloys
  • Define heat treatment of metals
  • Compare different methods of hardening metals

Estimated completion time (hours): 3.9