Aluminum: Technology, Industry, and Applications
Aluminum: Technology, Industry, and Applications provides an overview of the processes, practices, and trends associated with the use of aluminum as an engineering material. It includes chapters on mining and smelting, ingot and continuous casting, shape casting, hot and cold rolling, extrusion and drawing, forging, and secondary operations. It discusses the factors involved in the selection of product forms, alloy compositions, and temper designations with emphasis on manufacturability, component performance, sustainability, and cost. It describes the role of aluminum in aerospace, automotive, trucking, rail, marine, packaging, appliance, and building and infrastructure applications, noting major advancements as well as challenges. It also includes a chapter that traces the development of the aluminum industry from its beginnings to its current state from the perspective of the individuals and organizations who shaped it. The book is for anyone working in or serving the aluminum industry and those who have interest in its past, present, and future. For information on the print version, ISBN: 978-1-62708-425-3, follow this link.
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