Aerospace Metallography & Coating Evaluation training program- NY

Aerospace Metallography & Coating Evaluation - NY

We have cancelled the June class due to travel restrictions and to insure the safety of our personnel, and class registrants.  We have tentatively added a class in October (see details below). If you registered for the June class, you will be contacted soon to determine your availability for the October or November classes.  We apologize for any inconvenience.


Ithaca, NY


Monday, March 30, 2020 to Friday, April 3, 2020  

Monday, June 22, 2020 to Friday, June 26, 2020   CLASS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Monday, October 5, 2020 to Friday, October 9, 2020 - CLASS ADDED

Monday, November 9, 2020 to Friday, November 13, 2020


2020 Registration Aerospace Coatings Evaluation Training


$3,500 USD

The aerospace industry consists of a number of engine manufacturers, supported by a far greater number of suppliers. Each manufacturer often has their own specifications relating to coating evaluation and disposition. For that reason, IMR Test Labs has developed a training course to meet the training needs of the entire industry. Certificate provided upon successful completion of the course materials.  This year, we've expanded the course with updated material, extended hands-on lab time and a strong focus on the latest advanced materials and coatings technology available. 

Aerospace Metallography and Coating Evaluation Training Program

Course Outline

C – Classroom    L – Laboratory

Monday (8:30 – 4:30)

Welcome and Introduction – C
Fundamental Principles of Metallography (Sectioning and Mounting) – C
~ Lunch
Sectioning and Mounting Lab – L
Fundamental Principles of Metallography (Grinding and Polishing) – C

Tuesday (8:00 – 5:00)

Grinding and Polishing Lab – L
~ Lunch
Grinding and Polishing Lab (continued) – L
Thermal Spray Process Lecture – C

Wednesday (8:00 – 5:00)

Thermal Spray Coatings Definitions – C
Thermal Spray Coatings Definitions Lab – L
~ Lunch
Thermal Spray Coatings Evaluation Lab – L
Hardness & Tensile Bond Strength Testing – C

Thursday (8:00 – 5:00)
Thermal Spray Coatings Evaluation – C
Thermal Spray Coatings Definitions and Evaluation Lab – L
~ Lunch
Thermal Spray Coatings Definitions and Evaluation Lab (continued) – L
Diffusion Coatings Process, Definitions and Evaluation – C
Macro/Microhardness, Tensile Bond Strength Lab – L

Friday (8:00 – 5:00)
Diffusion Coatings Evaluation – C
Diffusion Coatings Definitions and Evaluation Lab – L
~ Lunch
Presentation for Metallographic Preparation Old & New Lessons - C
Hands-on Group Work - L


Students are encouraged to either bring their own samples of interest to class or provide the samples prior to class for either review by IMR personnel or preparation prior to class.

If samples are provided by the students, individual time can be scheduled for the student to evaluate and review one of their "problem mounts" outside of class hours for individual instruction.  This CANNOT be accomplished during class due to proprietary and ITAR restrictions.

Lunch will be provided on a daily basis.  Any special dietary considerations should be brought to the attention of Lisa Wackowicz: