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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 June 2023
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.atia.t59340001
EISBN: 978-1-62708-427-7
... customer, however. The requirement to be profitable also comes into play. The aluminum business is capital-intensive, and products require manufacturing discipline and quality control to be successful. To quote an unnamed Alcoa executive from the 1990s, “We don’t make aluminum; we make money.” Figure...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 July 2009
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.bcp.t52230007
EISBN: 978-1-62708-298-3
..., as a development and research company under the name of The Beryllium Development Corporation. The business was originally at Marysville, MI, and late in 1935 was moved to a location near Reading, PA, to procure more advantageous plant and transportation facilities. In the latter part of 1936, the company set up...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 March 2000
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.aet.t68260233
EISBN: 978-1-62708-336-2
... Abstract This chapter provides an introduction to statistical process control and the concept of total quality management. It begins with a review of quality improvement efforts in the extrusion industry and the considerations involved in developing sampling plans and interpreting control...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 June 2023
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.atia.t59340395
EISBN: 978-1-62708-427-7
... for aluminum to replace other metals, boosting its primary smelting business. It was not an intentional strategy to go “downstream” and compete in the business of finished products. Just before 1900, the PRC reluctantly found itself in the business of making aluminum tea kettles and cookware. A major customer...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2010
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.hss.t52790175
EISBN: 978-1-62708-356-0
... Stellite Starting the AOD Business Other Steel-Refining Developments The development of the AOD process led to the development of other types of converters. These were important developments, but none became as successful as AOD. The processes included: The sources of chromium for smelting...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110032
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... Abstract The management of a failure analysis (FA) laboratory requires a broad range of activities to optimize the efficiency of the operation. The purpose of this article is to stimulate readers to consider the various aspects of FA laboratory operations and their respective business...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2010
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.hss.t52790025
EISBN: 978-1-62708-356-0
... Jersey. The event was attended by those in the stainless steel business and by representatives of companies that were interested in getting into that business. There were also representatives from the nonferrous metals industry and those companies producing electrical resistance alloys...
Book Chapter

Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2015
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.piht2.t55050281
EISBN: 978-1-62708-311-9
... that businesses be established and operated in a manner that satisfies specific requirements. Independent certified trainers and auditors have been established to help businesses operate according to the principles of the programs. The ISO certification requirements are based on the European and now worldwide...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2010
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.hss.t52790193
EISBN: 978-1-62708-356-0
... in the lobby. Another early use of stainless steel for exterior and interior applications was the 44-floor Philadelphia Savings Fund Society Building in 1932. A considerable amount of stainless steel was used in the building, at the entrance, and on the interiors and exteriors of the windows of the Sun...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 May 2018
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.hma.t59250001
EISBN: 978-1-62708-287-7
..., this marks the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Abraham Darby and his partners were the first to achieve this in a practical way. Abraham Darby came from a family of farmers. The Darbys were Quakers, a religious group that seemed to take naturally to business and industry. In his youth, Darby...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 May 2018
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.hma.t59250025
EISBN: 978-1-62708-287-7
... to Eddyville, where he looked for a business opportunity that he could buy and operate. He purchased, along with his brother, an iron plant with a large tract of timber for making charcoal. As usual, they soon had a fuel problem after clearing all the timber near the plant. During this time, William Kelly...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2010
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.hss.t52790033
EISBN: 978-1-62708-356-0
... Maddox was his name, and he had just come up from London. He said that he had connections in the textile business. However, Maddox wanted to know all about stainless steels and was even more enthusiastic than Brearley about the future of them. Maddox said that he knew America well and had considerable...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2000
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.ttg2.t61120131
EISBN: 978-1-62708-269-3
..., or other reinforcement. Designers should give serious consideration to the application of SPFDB techniques to new construction. The fact that major aircraft engine manufacturers will use SPFDB to create critical rotating parts, such as hollow fan blades for large gas turbines, suggests that the technology...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 June 2023
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.atia.t59340019
EISBN: 978-1-62708-427-7
... the surface of the ground. The top five countries engaged in bauxite mining are Australia, China, Brazil, Guinea, and India ( Ref 2.1 ). The size, location, and the quality of the deposits are the most important considerations for bauxite mining. Good-quality bauxite should be approximately 50% Al 2 O 3...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2010
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.hss.t52790123
EISBN: 978-1-62708-356-0
... in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Courtesy of Craig Clauser Abstract This chapter discusses the work of a famous stainless steel pioneer, Edward G. Budd. The discussion covers his early years, his automobile body business, the arrival of novel kind of stainless steel in America, Earl Ragsdale's shot weld...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 March 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.stg2.t61280339
EISBN: 978-1-62708-267-9
... perceptions and thoughts on one or a few pieces of paper. Business practices are geared to the concept of the visual and instant presentation of a result, no matter how complex the concept leading to the result may be! It should be apparent by comparing the charts of Figs. 15.1 and 15.2 that the depiction...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110262
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... (IC) products. This article encompasses the key principles of CADNav for various aspects of semiconductor FA and its importance for improved yield and profitability. An overview of the required input data and formats are described for both IC and package devices, along with key considerations and best...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.tpsfwea.t59300421
EISBN: 978-1-62708-323-2
... for testing candidates. Friction is the miracle product of a tribosystem; it can be friend or foe. It is friend in brake and power transmission (belts, etc.) systems and foe in vehicles where fuel consumption is a factor. Whatever the case, friction is a necessary design consideration, and it must...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 November 2023
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.ceeg.t59370001
EISBN: 978-1-62708-447-5
... of the site. Normally, three or four alternatives are explored and several factors are evaluated before the final choice is made. The main considerations for determining the best location include: Availability of resources — quality and volume of raw materials, power, and water —and nearest power...
Book Chapter

Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 March 2006
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.fdsm.t69870001
EISBN: 978-1-62708-344-7
... Cost of pain, injury, death, and medical treatment to victims Business delays or property damage Insurance administration Cargo losses Environmental cleanups Prevention through design and inspection Sectors of the economy that pay for fracture and prevention Motor vehicles...