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Aluminium for Engineers

Tuesday 27 November - Wednesday 28 November 2018

National Metalforming Centre, Birmingham Road, West Bromwich B70 6PY


An intensive, two-day technical workshop that gives participants practical understanding of aluminium production, processing and engineering application.

Designed for individuals with a basic level of technical, engineering or metallurgy understanding, but not necessarily experienced in working with aluminium. It is therefore suitable for both new and more experienced employees, depending on their background, qualifications and experience.

This workshop has been developed to meet the needs of engineers and other technical staff working with aluminium, and complements ALFED's established introductory 'World of Aluminium' workshop.

The main areas covered during the workshop are:

  • The theory of metals
  • Introduction to aluminium
  • The metallurgy of aluminium
  • Primary and secondary aluminium production
  • Aluminium specification
  • Heat treatment of aluminium
  • Working with aluminium: extruding; rolling; forging; casting, pressing
  • Wrought processing of aluminium
  • Techniques for joining aluminium to itself or other materials
  • Mechanical and non-destructive testing for metals
  • Corrosion
  • Coating and protection of aluminium  

 Workshop fees 

ALFED Members - £390.00 + vat = £468.00 - This price includes a complimentary copy of ALFED’s ‘Properties of Aluminium and its Alloys’  

Non-Members - £490.00+ vat = £588.00 - This price includes a complimentary copy of ALFED’s ‘Properties of Aluminium and its Alloys’ 

This includes refreshments, lunch, course notes and ALFED 'Props Book'. Please book places at the Aluminium For Engineers workshop using this booking form.

There are various options for those requiring accommodation in the area (the NMC is very near Junction 1 of the M5). Special delegate rates are available at the nearby Park Inn Hotel - quote 'NMC Delegate' when booking.

For further information, please contact Ann Gough on 0121 601 6365.