Providing an analytical approach to selecting the best metal and obtaining optimal properties for and in a fabricated part, this text correlates weldability, formability and machinability with a metal's chemical composition through microstructures. It begins with a review of the principles of materials science and offers useful features, such as end-of-chapter problems and a solutions manual.
". . .provides invaluable information on material properties, effective design and selection of materials for the manufacturing end . . .geared to serve as a textbook for a one semester engineering course. . .students could make use of the excellent references provided at the end of each chapter."
- Materials and Manufacturing Processes
Materials and manufacturing considerations in product design; the structure of solids; equilibrium phase diagrams; microconstituent diagrams and microstructures; non-equilibrium diagrams and microconstituents; thermal strengthening and costs; mechanical properties; deformation strengthening and formability strength of weldments; machinability of metals. Appendices: conversion factors - US common to SI units; physical properties of some metals; cold work; properties of aluminum; AISI steels; prices; descriptions of the common forming operations; the machining operations.