There are currently two hands-on training courses offered by TAT. Our first classes were held in October 2012 and have generally been offered three times a year since. After many sessions, they have been fine-tuned and standardized, and will be offered two to three times a year moving forward. The two courses are:
Course 1: Preparation for Better Sintering
This introductory course is four days long and is a prerequisite for the second course.
Course 2: Sintering-Ferrous PM
This course is also four days and expands on the information given in the first course.
Two additional courses are currently being developed for hands-on training:
Course 3: Stainless Steel Sintering
This course will be five days long and will cover 3 SS compositions as well as both 2100°F and high temperature sintering under N2-rich and H2-rich atmospheres.
Course 4: High Performance Ferrous Materials High Temperature Sintering.
Also five days long, this course will cover both pre-mixed and pre-alloyed ferroud alloy materials as well as 2100°F and higher temperatures under N2-rich and H2-rich atmospheres.
Future courses under consideration
Sinter Operators Training, Management Training, Sinter-brazing, Heat Treating, Aluminum Sintering, MIM Sintering, Brazing, Copper-base Materials Sintering, and R & D Training of Special Subjects. These courses will vary in length from two to ten days.
All courses offered by TAT have a few common objectives. We want class attendees to go back to their respective plants with some basic knowledge of furnaces, atmospheres and commercial sintering practices. It is our belief that this knowledge will give students the confidence to assist their plant’s sintering operation. After taking our courses, students should be able to assist in the following areas:
Optimization of the sintering process.
Reduction of sintering cost, energy and maintenance.
Reduction of harmful emissions
Making the sintering operation over all cleaner and user friendly
Helping the plant become more competitive
Reach business growth goals