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THE METALLURGICAL CONSULTANT

 INTRODUCTION 

    The metallurgical consultant is a metallurgical engineer who gives professional technical advice in the field of  metallurgical engineering.  Therefore the metallurgical consultant is a person with a metallurgical engineering degree who understands the depth and breadth of the science of metals and metal alloys and the processing, structure, property, performance relationships, more than any other engineering discipline.  No other engineering discipline is equivalent to metallurgical consulting.

FUNCTION

    The metallurgical consultant typically works in a advisory support role, to design metal alloys with the properties other engineering disciplines need and use.  And writes metallurgical process specifications, and process procedures, and also select, recommend, evaluate, process, and apply metals and metal alloys plus develop, and qualify, and apply process procedures, and assist with metal and metal alloy procurement.

EDUCATION

   In addition to the basic core of engineering mathematics, physics, chemistry etc, required of all engineering disciplines, the metallurgical consultant also studies:

  • Ferrous and nonferrous process/extractive metallurgy
  • Ferrous physical metallurgy
  • Nonferrous physical metallurgy
  • Metal and metal alloy design, selection, and application
  • Metal and metal alloy thermodynamics and kinetics
  • Metallography, microstructures, and atomic structures
  • Physical, mechanical, optical, thermal, electrical, chemical and other properties
  • X-ray diffraction, sem, and other material characterization techniques
  • Destructive and nondestructive testing
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Heat treating
  • Mechanical and thermomechanical working
  • Molding and casting
  • Forging and forming
  • Extrusion, rolling and drawing
  • Sintering and firing
  • Electroplating and electroless plating
  • Cleaning, coating and finishing
  • Corrosion and oxidation mechanisms and environments
  • Failure analysis