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AFSA, in conjunction with various partners and stakeholders, offer courses that are of interest to the industry at large. Below are outlines of current courses on offer.

Course modules in association with Alfed, UK

AFSA is proud to announce that we have partnered with Alfed in the UK to bring you a range of informative and educational online courses, starting this September.

The costs are as follows:
AFSA Members: £24 per module (incl. UK VAT of 20%) – Register through AFSA at
Non-AFSA Members: £40 per module (incl. UK VAT of 20%) – Register on the ALFED website.

Courses will run from 10am – 11am UK time
For more information, please contact

An Introduction to Aluminium

This course is available on request. For further information please email Antoonette Hearns

  • Brief history of development.
  • Understanding of the commercial/metallurgical comparisons between
  • Aluminium and many other materials.
  • Production Processes in Operation (including some short DVDs).
  • Alloy and temper Nomenclature plus an overview of how these tempers are achieved.
  • Finishing Operations (coatings/fastenings/welding/shaping) plus areas to consider which could lead to different corrosion concerns.

During the course short exercises will be introduced to help ensure understanding. At the end team exercises will be introduced and results presented and discussed with everyone.