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Heat Treatment: Principles and Practice - 1 Day Course - Sheffield

Wednesday 27th September 2017

09:00 - 16:30

Sheffield United Football Club, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4SU

This Course:

  • This course suits managers and technicians working in QA and  heat treatment of metals & metal products. It is also relevant to designers, specifiers & commercial people.
  • The course aims to provide a grounding in the heat treatment regimes applied to common  industrial metals and relates their properties to the microstructural changes induced by the treatments.
  • Includes a comprehensive technical manual.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the important structure-property relationships in ferrous and non ferrous metals and how heat treatment is used to modify structure and properties
  • Appreciate the distinction between equilibrium phase, TTT and CCT diagrams (Fe-Fe3C phase diagram example)
  • Understand how cooling rate influences steel hardness and gain familiarity with heat treatment regimes for steels and the microstructures that are developed
  • Learn about hardenability and how quench severity, carbon content, grain size and other alloying elements influence it
  • Know the important categories of non ferrous alloys and the typical heat treatments used to develop the required microstructure/properties
  • Understand the basic principles of carburising/carbonitriding and nitriding/nitrocarburising and the effect these treatments have on surface structure and properties
  • Appreciate the different furnace types used in heat treatment and how they are monitored and controlled.

The cost is £190 (+VAT) for members and £250 (+VAT) for non-members. Refreshments and lunch are included. (And don’t forget that you can pay by credit or debit card).

Location and Transport:

By Car from the North: Exit the M1 at Junction 33 following signs to Sheffield (A57), continue along the Sheffield parkway until you reach the Park Square roundabout. Take the third exit and follow the A61 Sheaf Street. Sheffield Railway Station is on your left, at the Sheaf Street roundabout, continue ahead onto Suffolk Street. At the Granville Square roundabout turn right onto St Mary’s Road. Take the second left into Shoreham Street and the ground is on the right.

By Car from the South: Exit the M1 at Junction 29 and take the A617 towards Chesterfield. Continue into Chesterfield and at the roundabout junction with the A61 take the third exit towards Sheffield. Continue on the A61 through Dronfield and into Sheffield. Continue past the Earl of Arundel and Surrey Public House on the left. Take the next left onto Bramall Lane and the ground is on the right.

By Car from the East: Exit the M1 at Junction 31 or 33 and take the A57 to the roundabout, take the third exit onto Sheaf Street. Continue from point 3 ‘From the North’

By Car from the West: Take the A57 into Sheffield and take the fourth exit at roundabout into Upper Hanover Street and at the second roundabout take the third exit Bramall Lane.

For course content enquiries please contact our presenter Mike Lewus:-
Tel: 0114 292 2637 or Email:

For booking enquiries please contact Kate at the BSSA Office:-
Tel: 0114 292 2636 or Email:

Photographs: Front Cover - Vacuum Heat Treatment Facility, courtesy of Tamworth Heat Treatment, Back Cover - Plasma Nightriding Station, courtesy of Rubig GmbH


Office and Postal Address: BSSA, Regus, Blades Enterprise Centre, John Street, Sheffield S2 4SW

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