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Introduction to Metals MAT-2001


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Course Description

Metal products are used in every industry, including construction, transportation, electronics, manufacturing, medical devices, and consumer products. It is important to understand the properties of metals when designing products and choosing manufacturing processes.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

• Identify metal products

• Recognize a periodic table and the metals, nonmetals, and metalloids classifications

• Define metals, nonmetals, and metalloids

• Describe and compare the properties of metals, nonmetals, and metalloids

• Explain that metal, nonmetal, and metalloid elements can be combined to form metal alloys

• Explain why machinability is important

• Describe the mechanical properties of metals, including strength, toughness, ductility, malleability, brittleness, and hardness

• Identify and compare methods of testing hardness

• Describe and compare how metal parts are formed and how mechanical properties affect metal forming

Estimated completion time (hours): 1.1