Metallurgical Consultant. Training and Short Courses. Metal Failure Analysis. Professional Opinions. Expert Witness.
Professor Denis Twigg, CEng FIMMM is an international consultant in wide-ranging metallurgical topics, currently focussed on bespoke training using short technical courses.
Denis' vast experience enables him to advise or deliver a training course exactly tailored to an organisation's requirements. Short technical courses can range from half day to two days' duration.
His experience includes:
Head of Department of Materials and Metallurgy, Nelson Mandela University
Head of Department Metallurgy, South African Bureau of Standards
Executive Director of the Galvanisers' Association of Southern Africa
Lecturer in Metallurgy, Bradford Technical College
Knowledge for Every Level
OVERVIEW OF COURSES
FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS...
The World of Metals
assumes little or no prior knowledge
insight into where and why metals are used
introducing some common processes (e.g. casting, forging, rolling, sheet, heat treatment)
INTRODUCTORY COURSE FOR NON-METALLURGISTS...
Principles of Metallurgy for Non-Metallurgists
the relationship between microscopic structures, metal strength and corrosion resistance
the effects of heat treatment, alloying and cold working on properties
introducing some common commercial metals as examples
WORKSHOP COURSE 1...
Carbon and Alloy Steel Metallurgy
how they are manufactured
WORKSHOP COURSE 2...
WORKSHOP COURSE 3...
introducing some modern methods
WORKSHOP COURSE 4...
Heat Treatment of Metals
understanding of heat treatment processes
ferrous and non-ferrous alloys
practical and metallurgical considerations
WORKSHOP COURSE 5...
Combatting Metallic Corrosion
introduction to corrosion theories
causes of corrosion
ways of prevention
"When all else fails use bloody great nails!"
James Edward Gordon's book
"The New Science of Strong Materials" (1968)