Short Course on Specialty Alloys

Course Outline – New Dates
Due to weather conditions across Houston, classes have been re-scheduled to start a week later, 4/26/16.

Short Course on Specialty Alloys

4/26/16 to 5/24/16

Tuesday Nights 7PM – 9PM

at Stress Engineering Services, Inc.

Specialty Alloys
Stainless steels and alloys based on nickel and cobalt comprise a class of materials known as specialty alloys which are characterized by enhanced corrosion and oxidation resistance and other distinctive properties.  Specialty alloys are vital in many industries including oil & gas, chemical processing, and aerospace.
This four-week course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the metallurgy and applications of specialty alloys.
The course outline is listed below:

Date Subjects
4/26/16 Module 1 – The Need for Specialty Alloys
Module 2 – Introduction to Stainless Steels
Module 3 – Ferritic Stainless Steels
5/10/16 Module 4 – Austenitic Stainless Steels
Module 5 – Duplex Stainless Steels
Module 6 – Martensitic Stainless Steels
Module 7 – Precipitation Hardening Stainless Steels
5/17/16 Module 8 – Welding of Stainless Steels
Module 9 – Corrosion of Stainless Steels
5/24/16 Module 10 – Introduction to Nickel-Base Alloys
Module 11 – Introduction to Cobalt-Base Alloys
Module 12 – How to Select Specialty Alloys


  • $360 Members
  • $440 for Non-Members
  • $150 for Students

The course fee includes classroom instruction; a copy of the course material will be provided at the end of the course.  A textbook is not included but is available at a discounted rate.

Location in Northwest Houston (near 290 and Eldridge)

Stress Engineering Services, Inc. Conference Center, Building #2,

13610 Westland East Blvd, Houston, TX 77449

Map to Stress Engineering



Registration can be made by submitting the online registration form paying online or by registering online and sending a copy of the e-mail confirmation along with a check, P.O. or money order to the address below. Make checks payable to ASM International Houston Chapter.

Mail to:

Leo Vega (281) 955-2900

Stress Engineering Services, Inc.

13800 Westfair East Drive

Houston, TX 77041

Tax deduction applies for all expenses of continuing education (including registration fee, travel, meals and lodging) undertaken to maintain and improve professional skills. (Tres. Reg. 1-167-5)