The MPIF has released details of a new self-study course covering powder metallurgy and particulate materials processing.

The course, run by Dr Randall M German, contains 30 pre-recorded segments averaging 60 minutes each. These videos will be open to the student for six months from the date of purchase, the organization said.  

After completing the course, Dr German says that students should be able to differentiate manufacturing methods for the production of metal powders, discuss particle morphology, understand the requirements of lubricants and binders, describe common consolidation/shaping processes, discuss sintering furnaces and atmospheres, interpret a phase diagram and resulting microstructures, describe post-sintering operations, and interpret materials properties and recognize management issues including safety, health, cost, efficiency, markets, and applications.

Student will have the opportunity to sit for a Level 1 Powder Metallurgy Technologist Certification examination for free within 18 months of starting the course. This certification is formal acknowledgement by APMI International that an individual has demonstrated comprehension of a specified body of knowledge encompassing the broad field of powder metallurgy and particulate materials.

The course costs US$1,400 per individual for less than six employees, US$1,300 per individual for six-nine employees, and US$1,000 per individual for 10 or more employees.

This story uses material from the MPIF, with editorial changes made by Materials Today.