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Product Technology


Training course: 2 days


Theory training course



Why attend this course?

With an increasing range of products that now require inspection, a basic knowledge of processes (welding, casting and forging), and associated metallurgy, is a necessity for the inspection technician/engineer. The syllabus for this course has been devised to provide detail of all key subject areas which could be included in PCN or ASNT examinations. Anyone requiring knowledge of product technology will benefit from this course.

Course content

  • Definition of metals
  • Explanation of elements and the periodic table
  • Extraction metallurgy - iron making
  • Production metallurgy - steel making
  • Hot working of metals - primary and secondary
  • Forging methods
  • Casting methods
  • Heat treatment
  • Definition of different steel types and associated structures
  • Basic welding techniques
  • Defects associated with welding, casting and forging
This course can now be studied online at your own time and convenience, click here for more information.

May be linked to Non-Destructive Testing: An Appreciation, to provide an introduction to PCN.

Special note:

This course is run for group or company bookings and not individuals.  It is designed to help personnel wishing to undertake the various PCN and ASNT qualifications where product technology/processes are now a key consideration.

Book your place now

Available dates are based upon customer demand. Please contact us for course enquiries.

+44 (0)114 399 5720 or

Meet the trainer

Anthony Stubbs - Trainer


Tony possesses a wealth of not only industrial but teaching knowledge and experience from his time as a high school physics teacher.

Using his experience within metallurgy and manufacturing, he is able to pass on numerous gems of information to his students.


PCN Level 2: Magnetic Particle Testing, Liquid Penetrant Testing, Ultrasonic Testing, Eddy Current Testing

"One of the most informative, professional courses I have attended in my career. A truly world class training facility. 10/10"

John attended Ultrasonic Testing in Sheffield, February 2017

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