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TechTalk - Materials Science Basics, Part 1

Part 1 in this TechTalk webinar series presented by Swagelok's senior material scientist, Dr. Bob Bianco, on Thursday, January 14th at 11 am will give an introduction to materials science. The properties of the materials that comprise your fluid system components have significant impact on their compatibility and performance. By understanding the basics of their materials of construction, you will be better equipped to choose components that help achieve your operational goals.

A short Q&A will available the end of this 30-minute webinar.

Below is a short summary of topics that will be addressed during the webinar. 

TechTalk Topics

materials science

Introduction to Materials Science

  • Metals: Elements and Alloys
  • Crystalline Materials
  • Phases in Metals
  • Grains and Grain Boundaries

Mechanical Properties of Materials

  • Behaviors of Common Materials
  • Factors Affecting Strength
  • Ductility
  • Fatigue Considerations

Strengthening Mechanisms of Atomic Crystal Lattices

  • Atomic View of Metals
  • Plastic Deformation
  • How Do We Make a Material Stronger?
  • Types of Hardening


What: Materials Science Basics, Part 1
When: Thursday, January 14th @ 11 am
Cost for attendance: FREE
Length: 30 minutes plus Q&A

This webinar gives an introduction to the basics of materials science and explains how the materials of construction of your components affects the performance in your operations.

This event has already occurred, but you can view the recording below. Register for Materials Science Basics, Part 2 here.