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The Concise Encyclopedia of Materials Processing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080964928, 9780080964935

The Concise Encyclopedia of Materials Processing

1st Edition

Editor: John Martin
eBook ISBN: 9780080964935
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080964928
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 6th October 2009
Page Count: 854
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The Concise Encyclopedia of Materials Processing is a definitive anthology drawn from the Encyclopedia of Materials Science and Technology (EMSAT). The current volume provides information on how materials are transformed from their raw state into useful end products. The text covers articles about casting techniques, deformation processing, crystal growth, heat treatment, machinery and joining procedures, and production and consolidation of powders. The articles in the present volume are arranged in alphabetical order and present the following features: • Quality information about the principles of materials processing • Physico-chemical and mechanical description of materials such as metals, alloys, ceramics and polymers • Up-to-date information on the processing of a range of materials of engineering importance • Bridges the divide between engineering academia and professionals The book provides information about materials processing to engineering and materials science professionals, students, and beginners.

Key Features

  • A concise point of reference for quality information on materials processing
  • Bridges the divide between academia and professionals
  • Exceptional content for a fraction of the price of Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology


This volume is of interest to both professionals working with materials in academia and also engineering professionals processing materials within industry

Table of Contents

Editors Preface

Alphabetical List of Articles


Aluminum Alloys, Heat Treatment of

Aluminum Alloys: Thermomechanical Processing



Beryllium: Alloying, Thermomechanical Processing, Properties and Applications

Biomimetic Materials: Properties and Processing


Brazing Filler Metals


Casting of Intermetallics

Casting of Semisolid Metals: Engineering Applications

Ceramics and Glasses, Tempering of: Residual Stresses

Ceramic Matrix Composites: Matrices and Processing

Cobalt Alloys: Alloying and Thermomechanical Processing

Colloid Casting

Composites, Joining of

Conducting Polymers, Solution- and Gel-processing of

Continuous Casting

Continuous Casting: Complex Models

Copper Alloys: Thermal and Thermomechanical Processing

Crystal Growth from the Melt

Cutting and Drilling of Metals and Other Materials: A Comparison

Cutting Fluids for Machining

Cutting-tool Materials


Deformation Processing and Primary Shaping of Ceramics and Polymers: Comparison with Metals

Die Casting (Permanent Mold)

Directional Recrystallization

Dynamic Recovery and Recrystallization


Electroceramics, Colloidal Stability and Processing of

Electroceramics: Rapid Prototyping


Ferrous Metals, Heat Treatment of

Forming Procedures in Polymer Component Manufacturing

Freeform Fabrication


Gel Casting

Gold Casting Alloy, New, for Dental Applications

Green Machining


Growth of Shaped Crystals from the Melt


Heat Treatment

Hot Rolling


Injection Molding

Investment Casting (Disposable Mold)


Joining of Metals


Laser Cutting

Laser Forming of Metals

Liquid Phase Sintering: Ceramics

Liquid Phase Sintering: Metals

Lost Foam Casting (Disposable Mold)


Machining and Machinability

Machining and Nonmechanical Shaping: A Comparison

Machining and Precision

Machining: Generalities and Economics

Machining of Metals: Fundamentals

Machining: Wear of Tools

Magnesium Alloys: Thermal Treatment and Thermomechanical Processing

Mechanical Alloying

Mechanical Milling

Mechanical Surface Treatment

Mechanical Surface Treatments for Decorative Purposes

Metal Forming (Cold): Dislocation Mechanisms and Microstructural Changes

Metal Forming (Hot): Microstructural Aspects

Metal Forming (Warm): Comparison with Hot and Cold Forming

Metal Forming at High Energy and High Velocity

Metal Forming at Very Low Strain Rates

Metal Forming: Close Die Forging

Metal Forming: Formability

Metal Forming: General and Economic Aspects

Metal Forming: Microparts

Metal Forming: Specialized Procedures for the Aircraft Industry

Metal Injection Molding

Metal Working: Cold Extrusion

Metal Working: Cold Rolling

Metal Working: Drawing of Bars and Wires

Metal Working: Extrusion

Metal Working: Straightening

Metal Working: Stretching of Sheets

Modification of Wood: Mechanical Properties and Application



Nickel Alloys: Thermal Treatment and Thermomechanical Processing

Nickel-based Superalloys: Alloying Methods and Thermomechanical Processing

Nuclear Reactor Fuel Fabrication (Including Quality Control)


Particulate Processing (Powder Metallurgy)

Plastic Forming

Polymer Fiber Processing: High-performance Fibers

Polymer Fiber Processing: Modeling

Polymer Fibers: Formation and Structure

Polymer Film Casting: Modeling

Polymer Glasses, Welding of: Processes and Mechanisms

Polymer Injection Molding: 3D Modeling

Polymer Injection Molding: C-Mold

Polymer Injection Molding: Gas-assisted Molding

Polymer Injection Molding: Modeling for Properties

Polymer Injection Molding: Moldflow

Polymer Injection Molding: Multimaterial Molding

Polymer Matrix Composites: Matrices and Processing

Polymer Modified Wood

Polymer Processing: A Modeling Approach

Polymer Processing: On-line Monitoring

Polymer Processing, Process Control of

Polymer Rheology for Melt Processing: Complex Flows

Polymer Rheology for Melt Processing: Molecular Modeling

Polymer Single Screw Extrusion: Modeling

Polymer Single Screw Extrusion: Software Packages

Polymer Twin Screw Extrusion: 2D Modeling

Polymer Twin Screw Extrusion: 3D Modeling

Porous Ceramic Processing

Powder Granulation and Compaction

Primary Recrystallization

Primary Recrystallization in Two-phase Alloys

Processing Flexible Polymers to High Performance Fibers

Processing Polymers in Supercritical CO2

Processing Rigid Polymers to High Performance Fibers


Rapid Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping Processes

Rapid Solidification Processing

Rapid Thermal Annealing

Reaction Forming

Reactive Polymer Processing: Fundamentals of REX

Reactive Polymer Processing: Interfacial Aspects

Recent Progress in the Continuous Casting of Steel


Sand Casting (Disposable Mold)

Semisolid Processing

Sheet Steel: Low Carbon


Sintering: Modeling

Solid-state Extrusion to High Performance Fibers

Solid-state Sintering

Solidification of Superalloys

Spray Casting: Applications

Spray Casting: Fundamentals

Strip Casting of Steels: Current Developments


Tape Casting and Lamination

Titanium Alloys: Thermal Treatment and Thermomechanical Processing


Ultrasonic Processing to Produce Nanoparticles


Vacuum Melting

Viscous Sintering



Wood: Chemical Treatment Processes


Zinc: Alloying, Thermomechanical Processing, Properties, and Applications

List of Contributors

Subject Index


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About the Editor

John Martin

John Martin

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

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