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Quality Testing Procedures in the Lab


Aluminum Can and Can Sheet

NOVEMBER 15 – 16

Wed, November 9, 2022, 8:30 AM – Thur, November 10, 2022, 1:00 PM EDT

Procedures, standards, and best practices for three common metallurgical tests will be covered during this 1.5-day course. The course will be held at Secat’s Lexington laboratory and the instruction will be provided with both lectures and hands-on demonstrations. Tensile testing (ASTM E8), hardness testing (ASTM E18) and optical emission spectroscopy (ASTM E1251) are the three tests that will be covered. The course is primarily focused on testing of steel and aluminum but is applicable to other metal systems. This course is applicable for quality technicians, quality managers, metallurgists, and lab managers.

Course Objectives:

  • Understanding when and why each test is performed
  • Equipment used to perform tests
  • Knowledge of relevant industry standards for each test (focus on ASTM, provide ISO equivalents)
  • Review best practices and tips for ensuring accurate testing with hands on demonstrations
  • Brief overview of sampling rate, gage capabilities, and uncertainty
  • Certification of results and ethical responsibilities

Tue, November 15, 2022, 8:30 AM – Wed, November 16, 2022, 1:30 PM EDT

The aluminum can industry is thriving in the U.S., with several new aluminum rolling mills and beverage can manufacturing plants coming on-line in the next few years. This 1.5-day course is focused on understanding the materials and processes that are important to the can making industry. The course will be held at Secat’s Lexington laboratory and the instructor will be Dr. Scott Goodrich. Dr. Goodrich is recently retired after an illustrious career with Constellium. This course is applicable to process engineers, quality managers, and metallurgists in the can sheet or can making industries.

Course Objectives:

  • Introduction to the can manufacturing process and the technical requirements for can sheet
  • Basic metallurgical principles for aluminum
  • Introduction to aluminum alloys 3104 and 5182
  • Can sheet manufacturing process
  • Effect of rolling and annealing on microstructure and properties (including earing)
  • Connection between product metallurgy and gauge and flatness control
  • Typical defects in can sheet

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