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March 2019

Surface Treatment of Alloys, a new one day course aimed at helping companies specify and understand corrosion and wear resistant coatings. Some of the processes that will be... Click to read full story.

January 2019

100 up! We passed a significant landmark in 2018, when we worked with our 100 th client. Over the past 19 years with have worked with all sorts of companies ranging from large... Click to read full story.

January 2019

A Happy and Healthy New Year to all of clients and friends

October 2018

We are pleased to be running a series of metallurgical training courses in Scotland this November  and December in partnership with the AMRC/ University of Sheffield. The... Click to read full story.

July 2018

Our thanks to the University of Portsmouth for allowing us to be the first company to use their new Future Technology Centre for our recent Engineering Metallurgy course. We... Click to read full story.

April 2018

Please note the change of dates for our upcoming courses on material certificates and material specifications

March 2018

Understanding and Reviewing Material Certifiicates (1/2 day course) and A Guide to Writing Material Specifications (1 day course) are two new courses aimed to help companies... Click to read full story.

February 2018

We would like to thank Whitford Ltd for inviting Dr Clayton Thomas to give a short talk on Offshore Corrosion. This was part of their Global Energy team meeting held in their... Click to read full story.

December 2017

Our new training programme for 2018 is now available and shows the wide range of subjects we are able to offer. It includes several courses run on behalf of the AMRC (University... Click to read full story.

November 2017

We recently presented our first course at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in London. This was on behalf of the AMRC (University of Sheffield) and was on Combating Corrosion.... Click to read full story.

October 2017

We are pleased to announce that will be running CPD courses on behalf of the University of Sheffield and the University of Portsmouth next January and will be announcing further details within the next few weeks.

September 2017

We'd like to thank the University of Portsmouth and in particular Dr Sarinova Simandjuntak and her staff for hosting and helping to run our joint course on Engineering Metallurgy.... Click to read full story.

June 2017

Lloyd-Thomas Consultancy in partnership with Portsmouth University will be running an Engineering Metallurgy: Understanding and Applications course in September 2017. We are... Click to read full story.

May 2017

Further information on our Material Selection course is now available on our engineering page, or please contact us for a course brochure.

This course is run in partnership... Click to read full story.

April 2017

Details on our 2 day Material Selection course are now available. This will be run over two days in June 2017. For further details please contact us for a course brochure.

February 2017

Discounts of up to 70% on course fees are now available on some of our courses through the Sheffield City Region Skills Bank for eligible companies.

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30 January 2017

Our Metallurgy and Quality Control course is due to be run again in March. This course covers the factors that affect the quality of materials as well common non conformances.... Click to read full story.

2017 : Happy New Year to our friends and clients

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our clients and friends a very happy and healthy new year. We have now been in business since 2000 and during that time... Click to read full story.

Institute of Corrosion - 25 Years

Dr Clayton Thomas has just completed 25 years membership of the Institute of Corrosion. During that time he has worked on numerous corrosion problems and presented courses all... Click to read full story.

12 December 1866 The Oaks Mining Disaster

150 years ago on the 12 th and 13 th December 1866 The Oaks Colliery in Barnsley was hit by two devastating underground explosions killing 383 men and boys. It remains the worst... Click to read full story.

November 2016

Brochures for our two day Offshore Corrosion and Prevention course are now available on request.

27 October 2016 Offshore Corrosion

We will be running a two day offshore corrosion course in Dundee in early February 2017. As well as running a one day course on Corrosion Engineering in Dundee in December,... Click to read full story.

21 October 1966, Remember Aberfan

Please take a minute to remember the victims of the Aberfan disaster on the 21 October. That date marks the 50 th anniversary of the disaster in which 116 children and 28 adults... Click to read full story.

Mr Garry Smith

It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Mr Garry Smith, who was a technical director at Howco Materials Management in Sheffield. Garry was a good friend and... Click to read full story.

July 2016

Our new Aerospace Materials course is included in our autumn schedule. This course has been developed to help people working in the aerospace industry to gain a greater understanding... Click to read full story.

April 2016

Our new engineering data posters are now available. Please contact us if you would like a copy. These posters contain useful material data as well as metric conversion factors.

February 2016 : Material and Engineering data

Our new material and engineering data posters are now available. Providing information has been a big part of our business, and so we hope that these new posters will assist... Click to read full story.

See our course list for 2016


Last updated 17 February 2016

We are now in our sixteenth year and looking forward to running even more training courses.....Our provisional course schedule... Click to read full story.

June 2015 : New Courses for Autumn 2015

Two new courses aimed at engineering and quality personnel will be run in October and November. Based on our experience with working in engineering, quality and inspection we... Click to read full story.

April 2015 : Training in Dundee

Thanks to all those who attended our Oiltool Metallurgy course in Dundee in April. We're particularly grateful to Pacson Valves for hosting the event at short notice, and to... Click to read full story.

Corrosion Prevention

Advice on subsea corrosion prevention of steel components by using cathodic protection and coatings has been provided to an offshore engineering company. The correct design... Click to read full story.

2015 course dates

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Sour Service

We recently completed a one day training course for a weld cladding company looking to move into the fabrication of oil and gas completion equipment. Information was provided... Click to read full story.