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