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Metallography of Titanium

Metallography of Titanium and Its Alloys Workshop


Who Should Attend?

  • Laboratory Technicians
  • Quality Control
  • Failure Analysts
  • R&D Metallographers
  • R&D Metallurgists


Course Outline:

This practical, full day of information would be appropriate for anyone interested in understanding the microstructures of titanium alloys. Specific topics will include:


  • Brief history of titanium and alloy development
  • Overview of the general properties of the alloy groups and their applications
  • Basic metallurgy of titanium including the terminology used to describe microstructures
  • Microstructures of the most common alloys with variations caused by manufacturing methods and heat treatments
  • Defects specific to titanium introduced in primary & secondary manufacturing and heat treatment
  • Proper metallographic sample reparation techniques to reveal the true microstructure including a discussion of the effects of various etchants.

The Next Metallography of Titanium will be offered on Sunday, October 11th 2020, at the TITANIUM USA event in Chicago.

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About the Instructor:


Frauke Hogue

Frauke Hogue, FASM, received her education in metallography and testing of materials in Berlin,  Germany.   In 1967 she moved to the Los Angeles area and worked for Voi-Shan, a manufacturer of aerospace fasteners, in the Quality Control laboratory for 10 years. 1981 Frauke became an independent consultant in metallography, working mainly in the greater Los Angeles area, providing metallographic services to failure analysis companies.   Since 1985 she has been teaching intensive courses at ASM International and at companies throughout the United States and abroad. Frauke developed “Practical Interpretation of Microstructures” in 1998 which consists of a collection of about 300 mounts and a notebook of annotated images of various materials and conditions. This was followed by “Metallography for Fasteners” and “Metallography for Failure Analysis”.

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