Lightweight Materials: Understanding the Basics
Lightweight Materials: Understanding the Basics covers the properties, processing, and application characteristics of weight-saving materials, including aluminum, magnesium, beryllium, titanium, titanium aluminides, engineering plastics, structural ceramics, and polymer-, metal-, and ceramic-matrix composites. It discusses the relative merits of each material along with cost factors, lifetime issues, and preventative measures. It provides information on commercial designations and grades, product forms, and manufacturing processes including casting, forging, heat treating, forming, machining, and joining. The book also provides materials selection and application guidelines and relevant engineering data. For information on the print version, ISBN 978-1-61503-849-7, follow this link.
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