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Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 24
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 June 2020
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v24.9781627082907
EISBN: 978-1-62708-290-7
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 17
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2018
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v17.a0006439
EISBN: 978-1-62708-190-0
... analysis, and image interpretation. The article provides information on the uses of machine vision systems in three categories of manufacturing applications: visual inspection, identification of parts, and guidance and control applications. machine vision quality control image acquisition visual...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 5B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 September 2015
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v05b.a0006059
EISBN: 978-1-62708-172-6
... screw pumps are generally made from welded carbon steel and must be well coated for corrosion protection. The most commonly used coating systems are epoxy and epoxy-phenolic materials, although some flexible polyurethane coatings have been used on screw pumps as well. A pump station typically has both...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 5B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 September 2015
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v05b.a0006040
EISBN: 978-1-62708-172-6
...-coat systems). In states or regions where volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations are stricter, the 100%-solids amine-cured epoxy coatings are more often selected, because the polyamide epoxy coatings do not meet the VOC limits. A common option provided by some manufacturers today (2015) is an...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 5B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 September 2015
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v05b.a0006048
EISBN: 978-1-62708-172-6
... thus a good choice when funds are limited. Cold: Some pastes are formulated to remain flexible in cold conditions that would preclude the use of other coatings. Newer anticorrosion systems provide more mechanical protection than paste and look and work better in above-ground applications. A...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 4B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 September 2014
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v04b.a0005924
EISBN: 978-1-62708-166-5
...: Induction heat treating systems can be automated for high production requirements and can be incorporated into manufacturing cells. Floor space requirements are reduced, and the workplace operating environment is improved. The basic functional elements of an induction heat treating system ( Fig. 1...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 5
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v05.a0001228
EISBN: 978-1-62708-170-2
... with a timer and proper valving to provide a continuous automatic pressure tank. Fig. 2 Double-chamber abrasive blast pressure tank. Courtesy of Bob Thompson, Schmidt Manufacturing Inc. Airblast nozzles are used in a variety of shapes, some as simple as a piece of pipe. Most systems are...
Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005186
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
... pouring a casting. 1988—Rapid prototyping and Computer-aided n/computer-aided manufacturing technologies combine in a breakthrough to shorten tooling development time. Ford adapts Cosworth process precision sand casting process for high production. Metaullics Systems combines flux injection/rotary...
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Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003230
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
... borescopes (rigid and flexible), optical sensors, and magnifying systems. The article discusses the special features of borescopes, the factors that influence the choice of a flexible or rigid borescope for use in a specific application, and some of the image sensors used in visual inspection. flexible...
Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0009020
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
... manufacturing as possible conversion candidates. It concludes with a discussion on different metalcasting design projects. casting metal shrinkage solidification shrinkage casting tolerances flexibility economical coring core design metal casting design fabrication The flexibility of cast...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0006753
EISBN: 978-1-62708-295-2
... with experts in other disciplines is required in certain circumstances to integrate the analysis of the evidence with a quantitative understanding of the stressors and background information on the design, manufacture, and service history of the failed product or system. A thorough failure analysis...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 17
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2018
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v17.a0006465
EISBN: 978-1-62708-190-0
... remanufacture of legacy components. The manufacturing methods are flexible and can be used for the production of items formed using polymers, ceramics, composites, and metals. Manufacturing costs, particularly when using powder metal, tend to be high due to expensive raw materials, long build times, up-front...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 5B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 September 2015
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v05b.a0006026
EISBN: 978-1-62708-172-6
... laboratory testing and/or field exposure. Qualification testing is a critical component to coating system selection. For a given coating system, there may be ten or more manufacturers. It is not safe to assume that all coating systems within a given generic category are created equal. Therefore, careful...
Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005255
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
... materials. It presents recommendations that which serve as a useful guide to the design of investment castings. The article tabulates the applications of the process and illustrates the Shellvest system for investment casting of small parts. It explains the manufacturing process of ceramic shell molds and...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003186
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
... flexible systems. Computer numerically controlled machine tools are capable of a broad range of operations. They can follow tool paths requiring simultaneous motions along several axes and are usually equipped with automatic tool changing systems, so they can often manufacture complex parts with minimal...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 5B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 September 2015
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v05b.a0006037
EISBN: 978-1-62708-172-6
...-strength elastomeric systems will be resistant to lower impact loads, while the harder, thicker, and/or tougher systems can be resistant to higher impact loads (unless they are brittle). Many of these harder, thicker systems are resistant to the kinds of impact common in warehouse and manufacturing...
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Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003016
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
... Abstract Blow molding has emerged as a commercially viable process for manufacturing parts for nonpackaging/industrial markets. This article discusses the machinery required, processing methods, mold types, process parameters, part designs and material distribution of blow molding. It provides...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003005
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
... Abstract The selection of engineered materials is an integrated process that requires an understanding of the interaction between materials properties, manufacturing characteristics, design considerations, and the total life cycle of the product. This article classifies various engineered...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003121
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
... Abstract 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...
Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005260
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
... mold rigging system. Courtesy of General Aluminum Manufacturing Co. A well-designed gating and riser system accomplishes the following objectives: Provides rapid filling to prevent premature freezing with a minimum of turbulence Keeps dross and inclusions out of the casting Prevents...