The History of Stainless Steel
The History of Stainless Steel is a retrospective on the development and commercialization of stainless steels, which some consider to be metallurgy’s crowning achievement of 20th century. It takes readers into the dusty shops and labs where discoveries were made by pioneering metallurgists including Elwood Haynes, Benno Strauss, Harry Brearly, Christian Dantsizen, F.M. Becket, P.E. Armstrong, and C.M. Johnson. It explains how these and other visionaries navigated uncharted waters, creating a new class of corrosion-resistant steels and setting off a wave of innovation that reached into nearly every aspect of life. It describes melting and refining advancements, the emergence of duplex and precipitation-hardening stainless steels, and high-profile applications of the "miracle metal" in construction, architecture, aviation, and rail travel. The book also includes information on classification, naming, and numbering systems and a detailed timeline that lists significant events. For information on the print version, ISBN 978-1-61503-011-8, follow this link.