With the future and change running faster than ever before in the captive heat treating community, it is important that captives are engaged in three MTI resources:

  • Technical Training
  • Content on Industry 4.0 Plant Efficiencies to Minimize Costs
  • 24/7 Connection to Key Executives in Other Captive Heat Treat Facilities 

With the NEW Captive Academy Subscription your heat treat division will leverage courses, content, and community to maximize your productivity in your plant operations. 

The focus on the new enhanced academy subscription is to help captives:

  • INCREASE: Employee confidence, morale, quality, and productivity
  • REDUCE: Error rates and the need for micro-management
  • MEET:  Industry training requirements, including: Nadcap, CQI-9, ISO, and AS9100
  • PREPARE: For fast-changing productivity requirements with Industry 4.0

The three key elements to MTI’s new, enhanced Online Academy Subscription offers the following:



MTI’S Online Academy for Heat Treaters is the industry’s #1 technical training site with 5 technical training certificates:

  • Qualified Furnace Operator Certificate (QFO)
  • Heat Treat Technical Specialist (HTTS)
  • Heat Treat Specialist (HTS)
  • Heat Treat Management Specialist (HTMS)
  • Peak Performance Program (HTS program with 12 case studies included)

The MTI Academy is available 24/7 with easy access on any computer or mobile device to help create a training culture within your heat treat operation.



With the progression of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things within the manufacturing and heat treating industry, in late 2017 MTI began publishing key content to help heat treaters have the knowledge of the necessary changes in a heat treating operation to minimize costs and maximize productivity.  Monthly content includes articles on:

  • Automation
  • Robotics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Artificial Intelligence 
  • Information & Digital Data Sharing

With unemployment at 4% and the shortage of labor continuing on for another 8 to 10 years, it is critical for every captive to get in front of the automation changes being put forth through Industry 4.0.  The heat treat operators who move product and information from start to finish will be the ones who thrive in the future as operations grow in 2019 and beyond.  As an Academy Subscriber, two of your key executives will receive the MTI monthly newsletter, filled with valuable content on Industry 4.0.



With changes happening so fast in today’s economy, heat treat directors need access to real-time solutions from the best minds in heat treating.  With every problem you experience in quality, safety, or production, someone in another captive plant has most likely already experienced it and could provide immediate input to your issue.  MTI has created a private online community forum that is open exclusively to MTI Captive Academy Subscribers.  Through your computer or MTI’s mobile app, MTI Connect, you are able to post issues for comments or solutions from other captives from across North America. 

With market disruption and change happening at light speed, it is important that you don’t live on an island, trying to figure the future out all alone.  Have your company become an MTI Academy Subscriber today, and get the courses, content, and community that can help drive innovation and productivity to the future of your heat treat operations.


CLICK HERE to have your heat treat operations to become a MTI Academy Subscriber today and tap into the courses, content and community to maximize your success.