This course offers an in-depth study of the materials, tool steel, and the heat treat processes that it involves. 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 they will learn how to minimize the loss from cracking or distortion. They will be introduced to tool steel selection by looking at 28 of the more popular grades of tool steel and 3 alloy steels. They will have a good understanding of how to evaluate each application.
This class will run on Monday and Wednesdays.