Introduction to Casting Alloys

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain why we use alloys.
  • Explain the difference between ferrous and non-ferrous alloys.
  • List at least three criteria that must be considered when selecting an alloy.
  • For each alloy explain the classification system and list common alloys, mechanical and physical properties of the alloy and applications and industries that use the alloy.

Course Introduction

Participants will get a comparison of the commonly cast ferrous and nonferrous alloys. There will be discussions of applications, properties, and criteria for selection of the following alloys: iron, steel, copper aluminum, magnesium, zinc, and super alloys. 

Module 1: Alloy Basics and Selection

Module 2: Iron

Module 3: Steel

Module 4: Aluminum

Module 5: Copper

Module 6: Magnesium

Module 7: Zinc

Module 8: Superalloys



Who Should Attend?

Designer and engineering cast components staff
Buyers from casting suppliers