Aerospace Metallography and Coating Evaluation TRAINING PROGRAMS

U.S. LAB TRAINING: The aerospace industry consists of several engine manufacturers, supported by an even greater number of suppliers. Often, manufacturers have proprietary specifications relating to coating evaluation and disposition. For that reason, IMR Test Labs has developed a training course to meet the ongoing educational needs of the aerospace industry.

A proficiency certificate will be provided upon successful completion of the course lab and classroom work. This year, we've expanded the course with updated material, extended hands-on lab time, and a strong focus on the latest advanced materials and coatings technology.

SINGAPORE LAB TRAINING: IMR Test Labs - SPR is a Central Coating Laboratory (CCL), approved by GE Aerospace (GEA). Our next GEA CCL Training Program is scheduled for March 11-15, 2024.

Laboratory personnel must undergo this training course to be certified before testing and evaluating GE Aerospace Thermal Spray Coatings.

A GE Aerospace (GEA)-recognized certificate will be issued to participants who have completed and passed the training program.

Please read before registering for classes

Please read before registering for classes

Class size minimum is 4 people with a maximum of 10 people. If there are not enough registrations (with payment) received at least 1 month prior to the start date of a particular session, then IMR Test Labs reserves the right to cancel that session due to insufficient interest.  Existing registrants will be contacted to reschedule to a different available session.

2024 TRAINING SCHEDULE and LOCATIONS

Ithaca, NY Lab

DATES (all class weeks run M-F)

March 18-22, 2024 Available Seats: CLASS FULL

June 10-14, 2024 Available Seats: CLASS FULL

October 21-25, 2024 Available Seats: 7

DOCUMENTS

Registration Packet (includes registration form, travel, hotel, and course details)

COST

$4,050 USD (Class only- does not include travel or hotel)

Louisville, KY Lab

DATES (all class weeks run M-F)

January 15-19, 2024 Class Completed

December 2-6, 2024 Available Seats: 10

DOCUMENTS

Registration Packet (includes registration form, travel, hotel, and course details) 

COST

$4,050 USD (Class only- does not include travel or hotel)

Singapore Lab- CCL

DATES (all class weeks run M-F)

March 11-15, 2024 

April 15-19, 2024

April 22-26, 2024

DOCUMENTS

Registration Packet (includes registration form, travel, hotel, and course details) 

COST

$5,470 USD (Class only- does not include travel or hotel)

AEROSPACE METALLOGRAPHY AND COATING EVALUATION TRAINING PROGRAM

COURSE OUTLINE

C – Classroom L – Laboratory

Monday (8:30 – 4:30)

Welcome and Introduction – C
Fundamental Principles of Metallography (Sectioning and Mounting) – C
Lunch
Sectioning and Mounting Lab – L
Fundamental Principles of Metallography (Grinding and Polishing) – C

Tuesday (8:00 – 5:00)

Grinding and Polishing Lab – L
Lunch
Grinding and Polishing Lab (continued) – L
Thermal Spray Process Lecture – C

Wednesday (8:00 – 5:00)

Thermal Spray Coatings Definitions – C
Thermal Spray Coatings Definitions Lab – L
Lunch
Thermal Spray Coatings Evaluation Lab – L
Hardness & Tensile Bond Strength Testing – C

Thursday (8:00 – 5:00)
Thermal Spray Coatings Evaluation – C
Thermal Spray Coatings Definitions and Evaluation Lab – L
Lunch
Thermal Spray Coatings Definitions and Evaluation Lab (continued) – L
Diffusion Coatings Process, Definitions and Evaluation – C
Macro/Microhardness, Tensile Bond Strength Lab – L

Friday (8:00 – 12:00; class will run later if staying for one-on-one training)
Diffusion Coatings Evaluation – C
Diffusion Coatings Definitions and Evaluation Lab – L
Lunch
Presentation for Metallographic Preparation Old & New Lessons - C
Hands-on Group Work - L

NOTES:

STUDENT SAMPLES
Students are encouraged to either bring their own samples of interest to class or provide the samples prior to class for either review by IMR personnel or preparation prior to class.

If samples are provided by the students, individual time can be scheduled for the student to evaluate and review one of their "problem mounts" outside of class hours for individual instruction.  This CANNOT be accomplished during class due to proprietary and ITAR restrictions.

LUNCH
Lunch will be provided on a daily basis.  Any special dietary considerations should be brought to the attention of Lisa Wackowicz: [email protected]

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