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Innovations in Materials Manufacturing, Fabrication, and Environmental Safety

1st Edition

By Mel Schwartz

CRC Press

814 pages | 234 B/W Illus.

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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 being used, applications, potential to replace existing processes, and environmental and safety concerns. This information enables engineers/specialists to select the best process and then make sound corresponding engineering decisions and evaluations through design and trade-off studies relative to comparative costs, equipment purchase and installation, and availability of raw and substitute materials, among other factors.

Table of Contents

Plasma Brazing, C. Radscheit

Adhesive Bonding, M. Schwartz

Adhesive Proteins from Mussels, F.F. Roberto and H.G. Silverman

Friction Stir Welding, M. Schwartz

Friction Stir Welding: Aerospace Aluminum Applications, L. Micona and B. Reichlinger

Friction Stir Welding, A.C. Nunes, Jr.

Nuclear Applications Using Friction Stir Welding, D.E. Burkes

Friction Stir Spot Welding, A.P. Gerlich and T.H. North

Properties of Materials from Immersed Friction Stir Welding, T.S. Bloodworth III, G.E. Cook, and A.M. Strauss

Friction Stir Welding and Related Processes, C.B. Smith and J.F. Hinrichs

Laser and Laser Processing, M. Schwartz

Magnetic Pulse Welding, M. Schwartz

Casting, M. Schwartz

Coatings (Thermal Spray Processes), M. Schwartz

Ballistic Protection for Ground Vehicles, Human Personnel, and Habitats, M. Schwartz

New Innovative Heat Treating Processes, M. Schwartz

Resin Transfer Molding and Associated Closed Molding and Infusion Processes, M. Schwartz

Vacuum-Assisted Resin Transfer Molding, J.L. Glancey

VARTM Processing, M.-K. Yoon

Modeling of Infusion-Based Processes for Polymer Composites, S. Drapier and J.-M. Bergheau

Low Melt Viscosity Imide Resins for Resin Transfer Molding, K.C. Chuang

Environment and Safety, M. Schwartz

About the Author

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.

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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General