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AMRC Training Centre

AMRC Training Centre

 

Welcome to the University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre, where ambition and aspiration is nurtured and developed to create the talented, advanced engineers of tomorrow.

We provide Continuous Professional Development (CPD) which is an essential requirement for any organisation. The ability for employers to upskill, reskill or multiskill employees is more important now than ever before.

Our industry-focused courses allow employers to respond to needs and changes, ensuring skills levels are maintained within workforces; and whether that is electrical and robotics, machining, or metals and materials - we’ve got it covered.

AMRC Training Centre

Abrasive Wheels

Abrasive Wheels

Description

An introduction to the safe use of abrasive wheels in today’s modern engineering environment.

This programme enables attendees to gain an understanding of the legal requirements and risk assessment of abrasive wheels.

You will gain an understanding of the safe practices, hazards and controls for abrasive wheels and equipment. You will learn how to choose, safely handle, store, mount, use, dress and inspect the main types of abrasive wheels.

Duration: half day

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Carbon and Alloy Steel Metallurgy

Carbon and Alloy Steel Metallurgy

Description

This course focuses on basic metallurgical principles, primary and secondary steel making processes, how steels are specified and evaluated, and matching grades to applications. It has been developed for people with technical and engineering backgrounds, working in or with the steel industry, to help them gain an understanding of the metallurgy and processing of Carbon and Alloy Steels.

Who Should Attend?

New or experienced personnel in technical and engineering occupations who would benefit from an understanding of steel processing, products and properties. Attendees could be production or process engineers, quality and inspection personnel and could be at a supervisory, managerial or professional engineering level.

Duration: Online over two sessions on consecutive days.

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City & Guilds 18th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations (2382-18)

City & Guilds 18th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations (2382-18)

Description

This course will help you to successfully understand the 18th edition wiring regulations which cover all UK electrical installations: industrial, commercial and domestic.

This course has been designed for apprentices, electricians, contractors and those requiring a working knowledge of the latest edition of the Level 3 Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018 qualification. The course is delivered in a classroom over five days and provides in-depth training on the 18th edition of the IET Wiring Regulations and will include a summative two hour examination.

Duration: four days

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Combatting Corrosion

Combatting Corrosion

Description

This is a technical course that describes the various mechanisms by which metals and alloys corrode and the technologies preventing it. You will gain a full understanding of the principles of metallic corrosion and prevention mechanisms appropriate for a variety of applications.

Who should attend?
Engineers and designers of all disciplines that are involved in the supply of metals and alloys to industries in which corrosion is an issue. The course is also applicable to production and technical staff concerned with the specification, selection and application of corrosion-resistant materials.

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Fundamentals of Metallurgy

Fundamentals of Metallurgy

Description

This course is an overview of the essential properties of metals, how they are produced and where they are used. It will provide a basic understanding of the relationships between structure, properties and processing of the most important industrial metals, as well as explaining the terminology and test methods associated with key properties.

Who should attend?

Professionals with a grounding in metals or material science who wish to extend their technical understanding. This could range from Directors to junior staff in Operations, Technical, Quality, Procurement or Sales.

Duration: Online over two sessions on consecutive days.

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Intermediate CAD

Intermediate CAD

Description

This supplementary two-day workshop enables candidates to continue practising the skills already gained in the Introduction to CAD course and become proficient in the production of 3D models. Candidates will be introduced to additional functions of Autodesk Inventor and will work through a set of drawings to produce various 3D models.

Intermediate CAD programme delivery:

2D features

  • Creating various profiles using rectangle, circle and line tools
  • The use of patterning techniques to create PCD’s/hole positions
  • Applying dimensions and constraints ensuring the sketch is fully constrained
  • Additional sketches and editing of sketches to develop problem solving skills.


3D features

  • Model manipulation to set up the correct view using zoom, pan, orbit techniques
  • Changing a 2D sketch into a 3D solid using extrude and revolve techniques
  • Using various options of hole, fillet and chamfer features to change model design
  • Patterning of 3D features using rectangular, circular and mirror techniques
  • Assembly of components.

Duration: two days

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Intermediate CNC Milling Programme

Intermediate CNC Milling Programme

Description

An introduction to the basic concepts of CAD/CAM for 2½D CNC milling processes. Explore and understand the progression from design to manufacture. This is a practical-based course with hands-on activities on CNC machines and offline computers.

This course provides candidates with an understanding of the principles employed in 2½D CNC milling techniques using CAD/CAM software. Candidates will gain an understanding of the safety aspects of automated CNC CAM milling processes used in the manufacturing industry.

They will also gain an understanding of off-line programming and post-processing G-Codes via DNC to CNC machine tools.

Duration: four days

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Intermediate CNC Turning Programme

Intermediate CNC Turning Programme

Description

This is an intermediate course giving a more in-depth view of CNC lathe-work and typical applications in today’s modern engineering environment.

This course provides candidates with an in-depth understanding of the principles employed in CNC turning. Candidates will gain an understanding of the safety aspects of automated turning processes used in the manufacturing industry.

Candidates will be introduced to complex internal machining, the tooling used and the various profiles associated with it.


Duration: four days

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Introduction to CAD

Introduction to CAD

Description

This workshop enables candidates to gain an understanding of the basic concepts of CAD modelling and to independently produce their own 3D models from 2D sketches.

Throughout the workshop you will cover many different functions on CAD software Autodesk Inventor and begin to understand how the software could be utilised in your job role as a CAD operator. By the end of the workshop you will be able to competently use a variety of Autodesk Inventor 2D and 3D commands to produce CAD 3D models for a range of engineering applications.

Over the two-day course you will cover the following topics:

  • CAD templates (part, assembly, drawing)
  • Editing sketches and features
  • Drawing 2D sketches and applying constraints
  • Rectangular and circular pattern sketching
  • Producing 3D parts using various 3D modelling functions
  • Dimensions and calculations
  • Creating 3D parts to specified tolerances
  • Candidates work through personalised development tasks

Duration: two days

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Introduction to CNC Milling

Introduction to CNC Milling

Description

An introduction to the basic concepts of CNC milling and typical applications in today’s modern engineering environment.

This course provides candidates with an understanding of the first principles employed in CNC milling. It will provide the learner with an understanding of the safety aspects of CNC automated milling processes used in the manufacturing industry.

You will gain an understanding of basic G-Coding and will manually program a machine to simulate and manufacture several components of varying difficulty.

Duration: four days

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Introduction to CNC Turning

Introduction to CNC Turning

Description

This is an introduction to the basic concepts of CNC lathe-work, and typical applications in today’s modern engineering environment.

This course enables the candidate to gain an understanding of the first principles employed in CNC turning. It will enable the learner to have an understanding of the safety aspects of automated turning processes used in the manufacturing industry. You will gain an understanding of basic G-Coding and will manually program the machine to simulate several components of varying difficulty.


Duration: four days

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Introduction to Drawing Techniques

Introduction to Drawing Techniques

Description

An introductory course providing the basic principles of working with engineering drawings.

Delegates will cover:

Introduction to BS 8888
Drawing projections – first and third angle
Part and assembly drawings – component drawings
Line types
Symbols
Abbreviations
Surface finishes
Overview of geometric dimensioning and tolerances
Draughting standards
Working from datum points

Duration: one day

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Introduction to Manual Metal Arc (MMA) Welding

Introduction to Manual Metal Arc (MMA) Welding

Description

A four day introduction to the basic concepts of MMA welding, and typical applications in today’s modern engineering environment.

It will enable the learner to have an understanding of the aspects of the welding processes used in the manufacturing industry. You will gain an understanding of basic health and safety requirements in welding, equipment set up and selection.

Duration: four days

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Introduction to Manual Milling Techniques

Introduction to Manual Milling Techniques

Description

This course enables attendees to gain an understanding of the first principles employed in manual milling. It will give the learner an understanding of the safety aspects of manual milling processes used in the manufacturing industry.

You will also gain an understanding of machine nomenclature, set up, tooling and will manually operate a machine to manufacture several components of varying difficulty.

Duration: four days

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Introduction to Manual Turning Techniques

Introduction to Manual Turning Techniques

Description

This course enables attendees to gain an understanding of the first principles employed in manual turning. It will enable the learner to have an understanding of the safety aspects of manual turning processes used in the manufacturing industry.

You will also gain an understanding of machine nomenclature, set up, tooling and will manually operate a machine to manufacture several components of varying difficulty.

Duration: four days

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Introduction to MIG Welding

Introduction to MIG Welding

Description

An introduction to the basic concepts of MIG welding, and typical applications in today’s modern engineering environment.

This programme enables the candidate to gain an understanding of the principles employed in MIG welding. 

It will enable the learner to have an understanding of the aspects of the welding processes used in the manufacturing industry. You will gain an understanding of basic health and safety requirements in welding, terminology, equipment set up and selection, and welding techniques.

It will be classroom and workshop based.

Duration: four days

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Introduction to Robotics

Introduction to Robotics

Description

This course enables attendees to gain an understanding of the basic concepts of programming routines to enable robots to perform specific job applications.

Throughout the course, you will cover many different routine program methods for robots. You should begin to understand how the software could be utilised in your job role as a robot operator.

By the end of the course, you will be able to competently produce many programmed routines, enabling the robot to complete a series of tasks.

Duration: two days

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Introduction to TIG Welding

Introduction to TIG Welding

Description

This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of TIG welding, and typical applications in today’s modern engineering environment.

This programme enables candidates to gain an understanding of the principles employed in TIG welding. It will enable the learner to have an understanding of the aspects of the welding processes used in the manufacturing industry. You will also gain an understanding of basic health and safety requirements in welding, terminology, equipment set up and selection, and welding techniques.

Duration: four days

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Metallography and Microscopy

Metallography and Microscopy

Description

This course covers the theory and practicalities of optical and electron microscopy.

It will provide you with an insight into the techniques used for sample preparation and the operation of optical and scanning electron microscopes. It describes the equipment and methods for extracting samples from metal items, for producing flat surfaces and etching to reveal surface features. The principles on which both types of microscope operate and examples of the images and information that can be obtained are explained.

Who should attend?

The course is suitable for after-sales professionals, laboratory staff, marketing and sales professionals in all sectors of engineering. Sectors such as aerospace, automotive, conventional powergen, nuclear and renewable energy.

A basic understanding of science and engineering principles is assumed.

Duration: Online over two sessions on consecutive days.

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Metallurgical Failure Analysis and Prevention

Metallurgical Failure Analysis and Prevention

Description

An introduction to the mechanisms of material failure due to mechanical and environmental factors. The course will enable attendees to determine how and why a metal component has failed or fractured during service and identify a means of detecting and preventing such failures in the future.

It is essential that designers and engineers in the metal industry gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of failure investigation and analysis, due to the increasing demands imposed on high-performance metals and the costly consequences of component failures.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for many professionals in the engineering industry, from design engineers and production engineers to after-sales professionals, laboratory staff, and marketing and sales professionals. Attendees could also be insurance investigators and loss adjusters and those in the sectors of aerospace, automotive, conventional powergen, nuclear and renewable energy.

A basic understanding of science and engineering principles is preferable.

Duration: Online over two sessions on consecutive days.

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Metallurgy for Non-Metallurgists

Metallurgy for Non-Metallurgists

Description

This course aims to provide a sound understanding of the scientific principles of metallurgy and how to apply them to specify and process metals in an industrial context.

Learning outcomes of the course:

- Understanding of the metallurgical principles of phase diagrams, crystallography and manipulation of microstructures to achieve desirable properties
- Selection of tailoring of alloys to suit a range of end applications
- Familiarity with all aspects of the production, processing and finishing of metal products
- Understanding of test methods, specifications and product standards

Who should attend?

Professionals who work in the production, processing, specification, design, fabrication or selling of metals. The course is suited to, for example, production, technical, quality control, product design and marketing and sales professionals. Some prior knowledge of basic metallurgical principles, however, would be beneficial.

Duration: Online over four sessions on consecutive days.

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Metals processing and manufacturing technologies

Metals processing and manufacturing technologies

Description

This course gives an overview of the secondary and down-stream processes involved in the production of major industrial metals, including steel, aluminium, titanium and nickel alloys and their finished components.

Who should attend?

Anyone requiring an overall understanding of the processing principles and methods of manufacture of semi-finished and finished products made from the major industrial metals including steel, aluminium, titanium and nickel alloys.

Duration: Online over two sessions on consecutive days.

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Non-Ferrous alloys

Non-Ferrous alloys

Description

A technical course describing the production, features and applications of Aluminium, Copper, Nickel & Titanium alloys.

The course will provide you with a full understanding of the characteristics of a range of commonly-used non-ferrous alloys, how they are produced and the industrial applications to which they are suited.

Who should attend?

This course has been designed for industry professionals engaged in the supply, processing and applications of non-ferrous alloys. It will be of interest to recent graduates, designers, engineers, buyers and sales personnel working in or supplying the aerospace, defence, nuclear, power generation, offshore, chemical, oil and gas, automotive and other industry sectors.

Duration: Online over two sessions on consecutive days.

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Oxyacetylene Gas Safety

Oxyacetylene Gas Safety

Description

This course is an introduction to the safety and use of oxy-fuel equipment and typical applications in today’s modern engineering environment.

This programme enables attendees to gain an understanding of the principles employed in using oxy-fuel equipment. You will gain an understanding of basic health and safety requirements, equipment set up and selection. You will learn how to identify the main components and their functions, as well as how to explain and demonstrate the the practice of oxy-fuel cutting/welding.

Duration: one day

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Principles of Heat Treatment

Principles of Heat Treatment

Description

This course will provide you with a sound understanding of the beneficial effects of heat treatment to a range of ferrous and light metal alloys. You will learn about case hardening procedures and why heat treatment is required for steels, Aluminium, Titanium and Nickel alloys.

Who should attend?

This course will provide you with a sound understanding of the beneficial effects of heat treatment to a range of ferrous and light metal alloys. You will learn about case hardening procedures and why heat treatment is required for steels, Aluminium, Titanium and Nickel alloys.

Duration: Online over two sessions on consecutive days.

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Quality and Quality Control

Quality and Quality Control

Description

This course addresses the key aspects of quality from the perspective of engineering services and product manufacture.

It will deliver a good understanding of the importance, culture and commercial relevance of quality management, quality assurance and quality control in an engineering environment. It will provide attendees with a working knowledge of relevant tools and techniques so that they can be applied in the workplace.

Who should attend?

This course has been designed for managerial and operational staff for whom quality systems are relevant. This extends to marketing, sales, design and manufacturing engineers in all industry sectors.

Duration: Online over two sessions on consecutive days.

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Stainless Steel Metallurgy

Stainless Steel Metallurgy

Description

A technical course covering all aspects of the production and use of a range of stainless steel alloys. It will provide you with a working knowledge of the production, processing and applications of a wide range of stainless steels grades. It will also focus on technical considerations and their impact on processing and in-service performance.

Who should attend?

Professionals involved in the manufacture, supply and use of stainless steels products. The course is delivered at a moderate technical level and assumes only a very basic prior knowledge of steel metallurgy.

Duration: Online over two sessions on consecutive days.

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Testing techniques

Testing techniques

Description

This is a technical course describing the techniques used to determine the mechanical properties of metals and for non-destructive testing (NDT) of structures and components. It will explain the mechanical properties and testing procedures used for design, quality and the performance behaviour of metals. It will provide an overview of the features and capabilities of non-destructive techniques used to detect surface and sub-surface defects in metal structures and components.

Who should attend?

This course applies to managers and technicians responsible for the testing of materials and products. It is equally suited to designers, engineers, and procurement and business development personnel in all branches of manufacturing engineering.

Duration: Online over two sessions on consecutive days.


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AMRC Training Centre

Metals Technology Certificate

£1600.00

Description

The Metals Technology Certificate allows you to complete 6 of our metals courses for the price of 4. The individual courses would usually cost £2,400 together, but through the certificate, the courses total £1,600.
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