Materials Testing – An Introduction

Materials Testing – An Introduction

Materials testing, measurement of the characteristics and behaviour of such substances as metals, ceramics, or plastics under various conditions. The data thus obtained can be used in specifying the suitability of materials for various applications—e.g., building or aircraft construction, machinery, or packaging.

 This course is a mix of both theory and practical applications ideal for those with little or no previous knowledge covering the different methods of testing materials.

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The aim of this one day course is to provide a greater understanding of the different types of materials testing methods and why they are used.


Participants will:

  • Understand why we test materials
  • Gain knowledge into the different methods used in materials testing
  • Why do we test materials?
  • Destructive tests
  • Tensile testing
  • Impact testing
  • Hardness testing
  • Non-Destructive tests

This programme uses a mixture of group discussions, pro-forma examples, information input sessions along with practical application to fully involve participants. 

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