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Materials- Apprentice (11/9-12/21/20)

November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm






Course Description:

This course is designed to offer an in-depth study of the materials, tool steel, and the heat treat processes that it involves.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course the student will have removed the mystery that surrounds tool steel and the heat treatment process. The student will get a thorough understanding of how to heat treat parts without sacrificing wear and learn how to minimize loss from cracking and distortion.  Students will be introduced to tool steel selection by looking at 28 of the more popular grades of tool steel and 3 alloy steels.

Course Outline:

  • What is tool steel
  • What is heat treatment
  • Basic Furnace Room tools
  • Surface Protection
  • Heat Treating A2, A6, H13, S7, D2, M2, W1, CPM 10V, 4140 Tool Steel
  • Cryogenics
  • Guidelines for Grinding Hardened Tool Steel
  • Good Design Practices
  • Welding Tool Steels
  • The Effects of EDM
  • Tool Steel Selection

Book requirements:
Name: Heat Treatment, Selection & Application of Tool Steels, 2e
Author: William E. Bryson
ISBN: 156990376x
The hard cover and the soft cover have the same ISBN number. Either one is fine for class.

Date: 11/9-12/21/20
Sessions: 13 sessions (39 hours)
Times: 6 – 9 pm M & W
Location: MA Offices 320 Busser Rd, 2nd floor
Cost (member): 429+book
Cost (non-member): 642+book


  • All self pays must be paid in advance of attendance.


November 9
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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