Metals Fabrication: Understanding the Basics
Metals Fabrication: Understanding the Basics describes the practices, processes, and procedures used throughout industry to produce metal products and goods. It begins with a review of primary mill processes and the basic steps for making iron, steel, aluminum, and titanium. It then covers nearly every subsequent fabrication process, starting with casting followed by forging, forming, machining, heat treating, finishing, and coating as well as powder-metal part production. The book provides a thorough review of each process, discussing typical implementations, material requirements, design considerations, and common imperfections and defects. It also explains how heat, force, and power generated by production equipment alter the metallurgical and mechanical properties of work in process, bringing practical perspective to many fundamental concepts including solidification, deformation, residual stress, fracture mechanics, wear, and phase transformations. For information on the print version, ISBN 978-1-62708-018-7, follow this link.
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