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Joseph R. Davis
Joseph R. Davis
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Introduction to Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys

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417 - 423


Aluminum and its alloys are used in a broad range of applications. This article discusses the primary and secondary production of aluminum and the classification system for cast and wrought products. It describes some of the more common manufactured forms, including commercial wrought aluminum products, aluminum alloy engineered castings, powder metallurgy parts, and metal-matrix composites. The article also reviews fabrication characteristics such as machining, forming, forging, and joining. It concludes with a description of the major industrial applications of wrought and cast aluminum alloys.

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1998. "Introduction to Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys", Metals Handbook Desk Edition, Joseph R. Davis

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