Aluminium Metallurgy Training Course at Superform

metallurgy training course

Background

Part of the Luxfer Group, Superform operates from two manufacturing facilities in Worcester (UK) and Riverside, California (USA).

The company specialises in superforming aluminium, magnesium and titanium components and is a first tier supplier to major OEM’s. Their impressive customer list includes Aston Martin, Rolls Royce, Air Bus and Boeing.

How we were involved

In July 2012 Dr Gary Mahon, a metallurgist and one of our company directors, visited Superform’s Worcester site to deliver a metallurgy training course which focussed on superplastic alloys. The team at Superform wanted to increase their knowledge of aluminium in order to improve quality and operational efficiency.

The group of twelve, which included the company’s Operations Manager, Quality Engineers and Production Manager, learnt about the fundamentals of metallurgy and mechanisms of superplasticity, as well as how aluminium sheet is manufactured.

The metallurgy training course at Superform contained elements from our Introduction to Aluminium course. With this course, our aim is to provide the client with a good basic knowledge of aluminium. They learn about the production and processing of aluminium, its properties and how alloy and temper designations work. We also cover metallurgy, surface treatment and experimental techniques for problem solving.

Services Involved

This case study appears as an article in the 2012/13 edition of ‘innform’; the newsletter of Innoval Technology.

Gary Mahon

Gary is Innoval’s Managing Director. He’s been working as a metallurgist in the aluminium industry for over 25 years and has a huge amount of experience in automotive sheet and extrusions, beverage can sheet, foil and foilstock, aerospace plate, sheet and extrusions.

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