1st Edition

Innovations in Materials Manufacturing, Fabrication, and Environmental Safety

By Mel Schwartz Copyright 2011
    814 Pages
    by CRC Press

    816 Pages
    by CRC Press

    When people make a call on a cellphone, drive a car, or turn on a computer, few truly appreciate the innovations in material selection, technology, and fabrication that were required to make it all possible. Innovations in Materials Manufacturing, Fabrication, and Environmental Safety explores expected developments in analysis, design, testing, and operations that will be essential to successful, practical, more cost-effective fabrication of products and their components.

    Determine how robotics and intelligent machine (RIM) technology can enhance YOUR manufacturing enterprise

    From electronics to welding, this book covers manufacturing processes that incorporate intelligent machines into the material processing and fabrication cycle—and it explains how so many innovations are dependent on government funding and research assistance.

    With contributions from a panel of experts from industry, government, and academia, this book examines how materials are selected through a process that must account for economic issues and various requirements related to health and environmental safety, energy limitations, and more. It includes examples of existing and developing selection methods—and corresponding fabrication processes—used in the aerospace, industrial, commercial, military, and electronics industries. Some of these processes and fabrication methods include:

    • friction stir welding

    • infusion mold technologies

    • heat treatment processing

    • plasma brazing

    • diffusion and adhesive bonding

    • laser processes

    This book breaks down each process, covering everything from testing background, why and where a method is be

    Plasma Brazing. Adhesive Bonding. Adhesive Proteins from Mussels. Friction Stir Welding. Friction Stir Welding: Aerospace Aluminum Applications. Friction Stir Welding. Nuclear Applications Using Friction Stir Welding. Friction Stir Spot Welding. Properties of Materials from Immersed Friction Stir Welding. Friction Stir Welding and Related Processes. Laser and Laser Processing. Magnetic Pulse Welding. Casting. Coatings (Thermal Spray Processes). Ballistic Protection for Ground Vehicles, Human Personnel, and Habitats. New Innovative Heat Treating Processes. Resin Transfer Molding and Associated Closed Molding and Infusion Processes. Vacuum-Assisted Resin Transfer Molding. VARTM Processing. Modeling of Infusion-Based Processes for Polymer Composites. Low Melt Viscosity Imide Resins for Resin Transfer Molding. Environment and Safety.


    Mel Schwartz has degrees in metallurgy and engineering management and has studied law, metallurgical engineering, and education. His professional experience extends over 51 years serving as a metallurgist in the U.S. Bureau of Mines; metallurgist and producibility engineer, U.S. Chemical Corps; technical manufacturing manager, chief R&D Lab, research manufacturing engineering, and senior staff engineer, Martin-Marietta Corporation for 16 years; program director, manager and director of manufacturing for R&D, and chief metals researcher, Rohr Corp for 8 years; staff engineer and specification specialist, chief metals and metals processes, and manager of manufacturing technology, Sikorsky Aircraft for 21 years. While retired Mel has been a consultant for many industrial and commercial companies including Intel and Foster Wheeler, and was former editor for SAMPE Journal of Advanced Materials. Mel’s professional awards and honors include: Inventor Achievement Awards and Inventor of the Year at Martin-Marietta; C. Adams Award & Lecture and R.D. Thomas Memorial Award from AWS; first recipient of the G. Lubin Award and an elected Fellow from SAMPE; an elected Fellow and Engineer of the Year in CT from ASM; and Jud Hall Award from SME.