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Practical Metallurgy
and Materials of Industry, Fifth Edition

Practical Metallurgy and Materials of Industry, Fifth Edition

Although the 5th edition of Tom Bertone's textbook (co-authored by John E. Neely) is still available for purchase, we recommend the 6th edition for the most up-to-date information. To that end, you will only find information regarding the 6th edition on this website.

Practical Metallurgy
and Materials of Industry, Sixth Edition

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The 6th edition of Tom Bertone's textbook on metallurgy, microstructure, and material processing is ideally used as a first year college textbook for students majoring in metallurgy or material science, machine tool technology, welding technology and quality control. The book establishes a solid foundation for understanding metallurgical terms and practices for material processing currently used in the metals and materials industry. The subject matter presented also prepares the student with a basic understanding of the mechanisms which cause material failures and those which prevent failures.

Each chapter contains practical examples of material failure analysis, microstructure photographs and the corrective actions taken to resolve processing and manufacturing problems in industry. Students of quality control will find the book most helpful in describing the testing methods used to determine material properties and testing for specification compliance.

The book is written with the intention of presenting somewhat complicated material processes in a simplified manner, which will enable the student to build a solid foundation of technical understanding. There is a systematic approach to the layout of the subject chapters, beginning with a brief history, followed by twenty-three chapters of applied metallurgy. The illustrations and photographs are of the actual equipment used to produce the metals and alloys or to perform specific processing operations during the product manufacturing.

Actual case studies dealing with failure analysis and the associated manufacturing processes used to produce metal parts are presented throughout this book along with basic fracture surface standards in, to help the manufacturer and metal worker with understand what mechanism caused product failure. The book has a Glossary of terms and photographs presented to better describe the technical nomenclature of metals, nonmetals and composite materials.

Table of Contents

  1. Extracting Metal from Ores
  2. The Casting of Metals
  3. The Physical and Mechanical Properties of Metals
  4. The Crystal Structure of Metals, Basic Phase Diagrams and the Metallographic Sample Preparation Laboratory
  5. Classification, Identification and Selection of Iron Alloys
  6. The Manufacturing of Steel Products
  7. Heat Treating Equipment
  8. The Iron-Carbon Phase Diagram.
  9. The Hardenability of Steels, I-T /T-T-T Diagrams and Cooling Curves
  10. Annealing, Stress Relieving, Normalizing, Hardening and Tempering Steels.
  11. Welding Processes for Iron and Iron Alloys
  12. Identification and Heat Treatment of Nonferrous Metals
  13. Metallurgy of Welds: Nonferrous Metals
  14. Powder Metallurgy
  15. Corrosion of Metals
  16. Composite Materials
  17. Nondestructive Testing
  18. Plastics and Elastomers
  19. Ceramic Materials
  20. Wood and Paper Products
  21. Adhesives and Industrial Lubricants and Gasses
  22. Hardness Testing
  23. Failure Analysis and Materials Characterization Techniques

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