The Concise Encyclopedia of Materials Processing

The Concise Encyclopedia of Materials Processing

1st Edition - October 6, 2009

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  • Editor: John Martin
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780080964928

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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


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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 854
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2009
  • Published: October 6, 2009
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780080964928

About the Editor

John Martin

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

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