Program Description

This introductory series was developed with business partners to support and sustain the thriving powdered metal industry in our region. These courses are open for enrollment and currently require class to be attended in St. Marys, PA. Additional courses will begin to be added in Spring 2020.

Introduction to Powder Metallurgy, Part I
(Registration Closed)

This course is the first part of an introductory series that will provide an overview of powder metal manufacturing, beginning with the evolution of the powder metal industry. Taught by industry professionals, students will learn from local business leaders about topics related to powder metal production, molding presses, and sintering safety. There will be an emphasis on pressing and sintering of metal powder.

  • Hours: 40
  • Course Fee: $625
  • Location: Community Education Center of Elk and Cameron Counties (St. Marys, PA)
  • Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 15 through December 17 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. (no class on the week of Thanksgiving and first week of December)

Course Information

Students will learn about the evolution of the powder metal industry along with the uses of materials in manufacturing in the powder metal industry. The basis of raw materials of metal powder and the structure properties will be addressed. The processing route will be explained further with lectures that focus on the approaches of design and molding of metal powder. 

Students will expand their knowledge to continue toward the sintering component of powder metal manufacturing and will conclude with an overview of secondary operations, including repressing, heat treating, and other surface treatments.

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