Metallurgy and Welding 101

Online /
Oct 2 - 3, 2024 /
Course Code: 14-0418-ONL24

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Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):
10:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the properties and microstructure of the most common alloy families (steel, aluminum, copper, nickel, titanium, etc.)
  • Select and apply the most appropriate shaping and assembly techniques
  • Understand and integrate corrosion and fatigue resistance into product design and manufacturing
  • Select appropriate heat treatments
  • Understand metal characterization techniques (hardness, tensile, chemical analysis, etc.)
  • Identify common welding processes
  • Understand the types of welding defects and the applicable standards
  • Identify common mistakes and problems to avoid

This course will allow you to better understand the alloys commonly encountered in industrial applications and constitutes a practical introduction for non-metallurgists. It will enable you to become familiar with the most important concepts in the field: shaping and assembly processes, heat treatments and the basic theory of corrosion and fatigue.

The training will also demystify the different welding processes, applicable standards and the defects commonly encountered. Many case studies will be presented, and participants are encouraged to submit their examples.


  • Physical properties and microstructure of the most common alloys
  • Selection of appropriate heat treatments
  • Understanding metal characterization techniques
  • Basic principles of corrosion
  • The most appropriate shaping and assembly techniques
  • Common welding processes
  • Understanding the types of welding defects and the applicable standards
  • Review of errors and common problems to avoid

Who Should Attend:
All Professionals working in the Industrial, Mining, Petrochemical and Civil Engineering Fields: Engineers • Inspectors • Technicians • Contractors

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Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

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Day 1

  • Physical properties and microstructure of the most common alloys (steel, aluminum, copper, nickel, titanium, etc.).
  • Selection of the appropriate heat treatments (quenching, annealing, normalizing).
  • Understanding metal characterization techniques (hardness, traction, chemical analysis, etc.).

Day 2

  • Basic principles of corrosion.
  • The most appropriate shaping and assembly techniques (welding, rolling, bending, casting).
  • Common welding processes.
  • Understand the various types of welding defects and the applicable standards.
  • Overview of common errors and problems to avoid.


Nicolas Geoffroy, ing., P.Eng., Ph. D., métallurgiste

Nicolas Geoffroy, P.Eng., Ph.D., Metallurgist, holds a bachelor's degree in materials engineering and a doctorate in metallurgy from McGill University. As a Metallurgical Engineer, he carries out on-site investigations, performs simulations and laboratory testing, analyses and characterizes macroscopically and microscopically all types of material and prepares expert reports. During his years of experience in the field of materials, he took part in various projects in the aerospace, oil and gas and extractive sectors in North America and Europe. He also though at the undergraduate level at McGill University, Canada.

He has conducted laboratory testing and simulations to verify hypotheses on the nature and cause of hundreds of failures involving metallic materials. He developed a specific expertise in the corrosion and cathodic protection fields. He presently works for CEP Forensic in the Materials and Chemistry group.

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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Continuing Professional Development Hours (PDHs/CPDs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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