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InstructorDavid Pye
Validity3 Months
Video Lectures25 hrs
Downloadable Course Notes Yes
Self Assessment TestsYes
Query Resolution by TrainerYes
Certificate of CompletionYes


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About the course

Course Description

Because of its high strength to weight ratio, the application of Aluminium alloys is increasing day by day in the automotive and aerospace industries. Proper heat treatment is extremely critical to achieve the desired metallurgical properties of Aluminium alloys. We are therefore pleased to make this online course available to heat treatment professionals.

Course Objective

The objective of the course is to provide thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and processes involved in the heat treatment of aluminium alloys. The course also aims to provide in-depth knowledge about the critical factors to be considered and important precautions to be taken while heat treating aluminium alloys.

What i am going to get from this?

The entire course content is divided into a number of chapters. For each chapter, you will get extensive downloadable course notes. You can also watch online video lectures by the trainer for each chapter. After studying the course material, if you have any queries related to the topics covered in each chapter, you can discuss your queries with the trainer on the discussion forum. You can also take self-assessment quizzes. After satisfactory completion of the course, you will get a course completion certificate signed by the trainer.

Implement as you learn

A lot of classroom training goes waste because most of it is never implemented. The main reason for the same is that you are not in touch with the trainer and if you face any issues in implementation, trainer’s guidance is not available to you.

On, unlike class-room training, the course duration is longer and you have a chance to absorb new concepts and try and implement them on the job. This is where the discussion forum comes in handy as it will help you to directly interact with the trainer . You get to discuss real- time issues / queries with the trainer on the said topic . The trainer , owing to his vast experience will provide solutions to your queries and issues . This should motivate you to implement the concepts immediately on the shopfloor and solve any issues you may be facing. This will have tremendous long term benefits as your new practices could lead to reduced costs , reduced rework, rejections and improve quality.

Who should take this course?

This course shall be useful to every heat treatment professional involved in heat treatment of aluminium alloys. Specifically, this course would be useful to heat treatment professionals working in the following industries:

  • Commercial heat treaters
  • OEM auto manufacturers
  • auto component manufacturers
  • die-casting industry
  • Aluminium forging industry
  • Aerospace industry


Certificate of course completion shall be awarded to every registered student after satisfactory completion of the course. After going through the study material, the student will be required to clear the on-line self-assessment quiz. After clearing the on-line quiz, the student will be interviewed by the trainer, Mr. David Pye on skype. After satisfactory performance at the interview, a certificate of course completion shall be personally signed and issued by the trainer.

Group Discounts

Attractive discounts are available for group registrations for Corporates as well as individuals.

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Once you enroll for the course , You can login to your Student account .Here you will find the Study Notes (PDF) , Video Lectures , Self-assessment Quizzes and links to Discussion Forums all at one place . You can now watch the video lectures and go through the notes until you have fully grasped the concepts. In case you have any queries about concepts or their implementation, you may post your queries in the discussion forum for the trainer to answer. Once you are confident about the topic you may take a quiz to self assess your understanding of the concepts.  When you are through with all chapters, an online interview with the trainer will get you a Completion certificate.

About the trainer

David Pye

Mr. David Pye of Pye Metallurgical International Consulting has more than 5 decades of experience of working in different capacities in the heattreatment industry. Mr. David Pye is the author of the book Practical Nitriding and Ferritic Nitrocarburising, which was published by ASM International, USA. He has to his credit decades of teaching experience in conducting in-house training courses for reputed organisations as well as conducting Live and On-Line training courses on various heat treatment related topics. Please visit his website for more details.

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Course Content

Section 1Introduction - Heat Treatment of Aluminium AlloysFree Preview

Section 2Aluminium Alloys – Nomenclature, Alloying Elements, Alloy Properties
Lecture 2Nomenclature
Lecture 3Alloying ElementsFree Preview

Lecture 4Alloy Properties
Section Quiz
Section 3Softening Heat Treatment
Lecture 5Softening Heat Treatment 1
Lecture 6Softening Heat Treatment 2
Lecture 7Softening Heat Treatment 3
Section Quiz
Section 4Quenching of Alluminium Alloys
Lecture 8Quenching of Alluminium Alloys 1
Lecture 9Quenching of Alluminium Alloys 2
Section Quiz
Section 5Precipitation Hardening of Aluminium Alloys
Lecture 10Precipitation Hardening of Aluminium Alloys 1
Lecture 11Precipitation Hardening of Aluminium Alloys 2
Lecture 12Precipitation Hardening of Aluminium Alloys 3
Section Quiz
Section 6Critical Factors and Important Precautions
Lecture 13Critical Factors
Lecture 14Important Precautions
Section Quiz
Final Quiz