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This chapter describes some of the technological milestones of the early 20th century, including the invention of tungsten carbide tool steel, the use of age-hardening aluminum in the Wright Flyer, the development of a new heat treating process for aluminum alloys, and Ford’s pioneering use of weight-saving vanadium alloys in Model T cars. It explains how interest in chromium alloys spread throughout the world, spurring the development of commercial stainless steels. The chapter concludes with a bullet point timeline of early 20th century achievements and a brief assessment of more recent innovations.

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The Accidental Birth of a No-Name Alloy, Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist, 2nd ed., Edited By Arthur C. Reardon, ASM International, 2011, p 1–11, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.mnm2.t53060001

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