Materials Engineering 1 Learning System - Polariscope (94-MT1)

A Student Reference Guide sourced from the system’s eLearning curriculum includes the entire series’ technical content from the learning objectives.



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Materials Engineering Training System | Hands-On Testing & Polariscope Skills

Learning System: 94-MT1

Material strength properties affect the performance and safety of almost every product made. As technology has advanced, material choices have broadened and become more complex. Engineers and technicians alike must be able to select the proper material for an application and analyze material properties when a product fails. That calls for industrial materials testing.

Amatrol’s Materials Engineering 1 Learning System (94-MT1) uses industrial quality components to teach students how to evaluate and use different industry grade materials. The 94-MT1 allows students to conduct a wide array of tests including tensile testing on steel alloys. Students learn industry-relevant skills in materials testing (tensile, compression, hardness, and shear), computerized data acquisition, chemistry of metals, interpretation of industry-standard numeric identification systems of various types of metals (steel, aluminum, brass, and copper), material strength analysis, and product design.

Learning Topics

  • Tensile/Compression Testing and Analysis
  • Shear/Hardness Testing and Analysis
  • Data Acquisition: Operation, Calibration, Programming
  • Material Identification Systems
  • Material Selection
  • Spark Testing
  • Material/Product Design
  • Fracture Analysis
  • Destructive & Non-Destructive Testing

Push Student Learning with Data Acquisition Systems

Amatrol’s data acquisition system allows students to measure the stress and strain of many different materials through the use of sensors integrated with software. A signal conditioner unit interfaces with real-time data acquisition software using a graphical interface. Student investigation is enhanced through the ability to create custom formulas, configure channels, conduct time and event-driven sampling as well as display graphical results real-time.

Training System Features Wide Array of Industrial Material Testing Concepts

Students use the 94-MT1 to learn about non-destructive as well as destructive testing. Non-destructive topics include measuring, visual inspection, penetrants, magnetic-particles, ultrasonic and radiographic testing with hands-on skills in penetrants. Destructive tests covered include tensile, compression, shear, torsion, fatigue strength, toughness and hardness. Amatrol is unique in providing the ability for students to test a wide variety of industrial materials under conditions they will encounter in industry, including power tensile testing on steel alloys.

Interactive Materials Engineering eLearning Curriculum

Amatrol's materials engineering training system features interactive eLearning curriculum that integrates various types of learning methods to create an engaging, effective learning experience. Amatrol’s multimedia eLearning curriculum includes text with voiceovers, videos, 3D animations, pictures, and interactive activities, quizzes, and self-reviews. Specific materials engineering topics covered include: tensile/compression testing & analysis; shear/hardness testing & analysis; data acquisition operation, calibration, & programming; materials identification & selection; spark testing; materials design; fracture analysis; and destructive & non-destructive testing. Within these topics, learners will study objectives like using dye penetrant to find surface cracks in a part; displaying data on a graph using data acquisition software; and calculating tensile strength given a Brinell hardness number.

Free Learning Management System (LMS)

Amatrol eLearning is easy-to-use for both students and instructors. Its web-based interface is simple to navigate and available on any WebGL-compatible Internet browser. Instructors love Amatrol eLearning for its simple, yet sophisticated Learning Management System (LMS). The LMS allows instructors to create custom courses, monitor student participation, track course progress, assess knowledge levels prior to a course, and test knowledge levels after completion. Learners appreciate the fact that they can start and stop as needed, moving through each Amatrol course at their own pace. If a self-review reveals that they didn’t understand a particular topic as well as they thought they did, they can revisit it before moving on.

Expand Your Materials Training | Available Materials Training Systems

Amatrol offers a wide variety of training systems to teach basic to advanced materials skills. Each of these additional systems feature Amatrol's in-depth curriculum.