Online and in-person courses
Introduction to Examining Failures – Online
Learn to Recognize Fracture Features
When a part fails, its fracture surface contains evidence as to how it failed. This online course introduces how to interpret mechanical fracture features. Attendees will learn to recognize ductile, brittle and fatigue features plus how to apply this to a failure analysis investigation.
This online course includes a workbook which participants will use to practice and hone their skills. To ensure adequate time to deliver the course package, registration will end two weeks before the course start. So register early!
One Day Course (8 hours), $495/participant.
Handling Mechanical Failures – In-Person Course
Hands-On Learning to Interpret Fracture Features
This is our flagship course. There is no better way to learn how to investigate failed parts than actually holding and studying broken parts. This course includes hands-on examination of fifty failed components to develop practical skills. Stereomicroscopes are provided to reveal the subtle details useful to diagnosis. After reviewing how to diagnose the different mechanical fracture modes, a series of failed parts are used to challenge participants and further expand their understanding.
Decoding Mechanical Failures
by S. Turcott
“Fractography is a subtle art that is not captured well in books” – Until now!
This course expands upon the topics in the book Decoding Mechanical Failures and is intended to mature knowledge into practical skills by:
- Providing more failed parts to hold, examine and learn from than most people see in years.
- Teaching how to use a stereomicroscope to recognize additional fracture features.
- Conducting exercises to simulate failure analysis investigations and developing preventative solutions.