MMRI Industrial Training Program – Surface Engineering

This course combines several one-day modules to teach students key concepts needed for working with and engineering surfaces for industry applications. Topics covered include: the types of primary and secondary atomic bonding and their strength and impact on material properties (thermal, electrical, mechanical, etc) of metals, polymers, and ceramic; the concept of crystallinity; the import crystalline structures of solids, their characteristics, and their effects on the manufacturing and performance of materials; diffusion-based surface hardening processes such as carburizing and nitriding; precipitation hardening; selective surface hardening methods; common methods of surface characterization and measurement; industrial surface cleaning processes; and proper selection of tool geometry, material, and coating to achieve high productivity and quality while minimizing tool wear and failure.