Classroom Training


Steel Materials – The fundamentals

Steel, has been the most preeminent of all materials since it can provide wide range of properties that can meet ever changing requirements. This training provides both fundamental and technical information related to steels, including steelmaking, microstructure and phase transformation, their properties and applications.


The training provides participants with:

  • Understand the interest of using steels and the related treatments.
  • Identify and decode the standardised designation.
  • Identify the main types of treatments and their characteristics.
  • Acquire basic knowledge to access more thorough or more specialised training courses.


19 October 2023


09:00 – 17:00 (GMT+8) Singapore


No specific knowledge is required

Pedagogical means:

Teaching method alternating theory and practice.

Who should attend:

The training is designed for various disciplines that includes Engineers, Consultants, Inspectors, Safety, Maintenance, Process and Operators.


  • Reception
    • Presentation, general organisation, introduction round
  • Manufacturing and implementation of steels manufacturing:
    • Rolling,
    • Cutting,
    • Drawing,
    • Casting, forging,
    • Machining,
    • Additive manufacturing
  • Properties of steels
    • Mechanical strength,
    • Fatigue resistance,
    • Impact strength
  • Standardised designation of steels (decoding the standards)
  • The different families of steels
    • Structural steels,
    • Stainless steels,
    • Tool steels
  • Treatment of steels
    • Heat treatments
    • Surface treatments
  • Questions / answers.


This course will be conducted by Robert SHANDRO.


Principal Consultant - Engineering & Material Science specialized in Failure Analysis, Forensic Investigation and Mechanical Power Transmission components.
More than 30 years of consulting experience in industries including Aerospace, Energy, Transportation, Shipbuilding and Public Works.
Member of French delegation for ISO TC60 (Technical Committee), Expert in load capacity calculation, quality of materials and failure analysis for gears.
Member of IES (Institute of Engineers Singapore).

Areas of Expertise

  • Failure analysis of a wide range of mechanical equipment/components and structural facilities
  • Design, verification and failure analysis on mechanical power transmission components
  • Condition and remnant life assessment of mechanical power transmission components
  • Expert witness for litigation and insurance claims
  • Expert consultant and technical support on patent litigations
  • Standardization works (ISO TC60)



  • 5 years as Design Engineer (electric motors and generators)
  • 12 years as Technical Advisor (Judicial Expertise)
  • 13 years as Project Manager at CETIM
  • From year 2019 – Principal Consultant at MATCOR


  • Master of Engineering (MEng) UPT 1986
  • Master in Materials Science (MSc) ISMCM 1992

Course Name

MTS16: Steel Materials – The Fundamentals

Course Date:

19 October 2023


09:00 – 17:00 (GMT +8) Singapore

Closing Date:

5 October 2023, Thursday

Course Fee:

SGD 800.00 (exclude GST)

Early Bird:

Registration must reach us on or before 21 September 2023, Thursday:
SGD 720.00 (exclude GST)

We welcome groups to attend our trainings. Please contact us for a group discount package.

Our Accounts will advise if GST is applicable. Participants shall bear all bank charges.
Learners must fulfill at least 75% attendance and pass all assessment components, to be awarded with a Certificate of Attendance (COA).

For clarification or inquiries please contact Mrs Lorraine HUANG or Joshua LEE at +65 67788285 or send an email to

Registration Form

To register for the course, please complete this form.

Payment Details:

  • Registration form and course fees are to reach MATCOR before the closing date.
  • Registration will only be confirmed upon full payment.
  • Direct internet banking payment to MATCOR Technology & Services Pte Ltd, Bank: Development Bank of Singapore, Bank Code: 7171, Branch Code: 032, Swift Code: DBSSSGSG, Bank Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #02-32, Great World City, Singapore 237994, Account / Iban No: 032-004152-3. / PAYNOW: UEN199201190R
  • All cheques should be made payable to “MATCOR Technology & Services Pte Ltd” and mailed to 3 Seletar Aerospace Link Singapore 797550, Or
  • Overseas participants may choose to pay in EUR or USD.
  • Participants shall bear all bank charges for payments.

For clarification or inquiries please contact Mrs Lorraine HUANG or Joshua LEE at +65 67788285 or send an email to

Cancellation & Refund:

  • Any cancellation made after closing date – no refund, but delegate substitution is allowed.
  • Any cancellation made before closing date will receive full refund.
  • MATCOR reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the course, only if deemed necessary