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Surface Engineering, Wear & Corrosion Management
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Surface Engineering, Wear & Corrosion Management

2-Day Course: A comprehensive guide for engineers examining wear & corrosion processes & the surface treatments & coatings used to resist them. Gain a practical working knowledge of surface engineering technologies – what they are, how they are applied, where they are used & how they perform

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand wear, what it is and how to prevent it
  • Discover the differences between abrasion and erosion
  • Learn why metals corrode and methods to control corrosion
  • Find out how coatings and treatments function to protect against corrosion and wear
  • Become familiar with the vast range of coatings technologies
  • Understand how surface engineering can be used to ‘up-rate’ the performance of existing components
  • Find out why some surface engineering process give great wear resistance and some don’t
  • Gain a practical working knowledge of surface engineering

About the Course

There are many different wear and corrosion processes, understanding the differences between them enables engineers to select appropriate surface treatment and coatings technologies to control them.

This course not only explains in detail the nature the problem but provides a comprehensive overview of all the surface engineering processes used for wear resistance and corrosion protection, what they are, how they are applied, where they are used and how successful (or not) they are in particularly applications.

In addition the course contains real life examples of industrial applications of the technologies through case study examples. As this is an overview course it is suitable for any engineer working in any industry who would benefit from knowing more about wear, corrosion and surface engineering.

The course starts at the beginning explaining the fundamentals of wear and corrosion resistance and builds step-by-step taking you through an understanding of what properties we require of surfaces to prevent wear and corrosion through to how we go about choosing the right surface engineering technique for an industrial component.

It gives a comprehensive overview of all the surface engineering process from mechanical processes through diffusion techniques to the vast array of coatings technologies from paints to plating, plasma techniques to weld overlays.

Who Will Benefit

The course is ideal for engineers who work in any industry sector and who are responsible for maintenance, solving plant problems and selecting equipment.
Job titles include:

  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Plant Engineers
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Asset Managers
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Metallurgists
  • Plant Managers
  • Maintenance Supervisors
  • Procurement Specialists
  • Project Engineers
  • Design Engineers


“Very engaging lecturer. The course material was presented in an easy to understand method. Various principles were repeated over and over which helps to fixate them in our minds”
Mechanical Engineer, RCR Engineering Pty Ltd

“An obvious subject matter expert, Maxine was a pleasure to listen to and learn from. Highly engaging and able to throw so much passion into the topic!”
Project Engineer Freight, John Holland Rail

Terms & Conditions

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Course Outline


  • What are surfaces?
  • Friction explained
  • Rolling contact fatigue
  • Lubrication


  • What is it?
  • Sliding wear processes
  • Abrasion and erosion explained


  • Why do metals rust?
  • Localised corrosion processes
  • Stress corrosion cracking

Mechanical treatments

  • Why surface engineering?
  • Benefits to gained from surface engineering
  • Surface strengthening mechanisms
  • Mechanical Working and shot peening

Diffusion treatments

  • Diffusion treatments explained from carburising to aluminising
  • Low and high temperature processes
  • Chemical diffusion techniques


  • Polymer coatings – from paints to solid lubricants
  • Thin coatings from ion implantation to electroless plating
  • Thick coatings from plasma spray to HVOF coatings
  • Metallurgically bonded overlays

Hybrid processes

  • Using combined process for additional benefits

How to select a surface engineering process

  • What process suits what component?
  • What limits being able to use certain process
  • Installing, maintaining and storing surface engineered components

 Case study examples

  • Real-life applications what worked, what didn’t and why
  • Your surface engineering issues bring along an example as a ‘live’ case study on the day

On-site & in-house training

Deliver this course how you want, where you want, when you want – and save up to 40%! 8+ employees seeking training on the same topic?

Talk to us about an on-site/in-house & customised solution.


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Sushil Kunwar
Training Consultant
+61 (0)2 9080 4395

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