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The history of stainless steel

Author: Harold M Cobb; ASM International.
Publisher: Materials Park, Ohio : ASM International, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The History of Stainless Steel provides a fascinating glimpse into a vital material that we may take for granted today. Stainless steel, called "the miracle metal" and "the crowning achievement of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold M Cobb; ASM International.
ISBN: 9781615030101 1615030107 9781615030118 1615030115
OCLC Number: 505420862
Description: xxiv, 359 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The early discoveries --
The discovery of chromium (1797) --
Michael Faraday pioneers the alloying of steel (1820) --
Iron-chromium alloys and the production of ferrochromium (1821) --
Woods and Clark describe an acid- and weather-resistant alloy (1872) --
Discoveries in the 1890s --
The discovery of martensitic and ferritic chromium stainless steels (1904) --
Discovery of the chromium-nickel austenitic stainless steel (1906) --
The discovery of corrosion resistance (1908) --
Another important ferritic chromium stainless steel is discovered (1911) --
3. Discoveries of the commercial usefulness of stainless steel --
Usefulness of a martensitic chromium stainless steel discovered in England and America (1911-1912) --
Ferritic chromium stainless steels in America (1911-1914) --
Chromium-nickel stainless steels in Germany (1912) --
Chromium-silicon steels --
4. The great stainless steel symposium (1924) --
5. The life of Harry Brearley (1871-1948) --
6. The early books and papers on stainless steel (1917-1949) --
Dr. W.H. Hatfield (1917) --
Elwood Haynes (1920) --
W. H. Marble (1920) --
Firth-Sterling Steel company trade publication (1923) --
Own K. Parmiter (1924) --
John Henry Gill Monypenny (1926) --
The book of stainless steels (1933 & 1935) --
Carl Andrew Zapffe (1949) --
7. The Chrysler Building (1930) --
The first skyscrapers --
Nirosta (18-8) stainless steel --
Van Allen's vision --
8. Edward G. Budd (1870-1946), inventor and entrepreneur --
The automobile body business --
Earl Ragsdale's shot weld patent --
1st stainless steel airplane --
1st stainless steel rubber-tired train --
Burlington Zephyr --
Flying Yankee --
The Mark Twain Zephyr --
9. The Gateway Arch --
10. History of stainless steel melting and refining --
The Wild Process --
The Rustless Process --
The Linde Argon-Oxygen Decarburization (AOD) Process --
11. Two new classes of stainless steel --
Duplex stainless steel --
Precipitation-hardening steel --
12. Stainless steel applications --
Household products --
Food handling --
Architecture --
Aircraft --
Automobiles --
Trains --
13. Canada restores a fleet of stainless steel railcars --
14. The Plummer Classification System of Trade Names --
15. The Unified Numbering System (UNS) for Metals and Alloys --
Stainless steel numbering system --
16. The Naming and numbering of stainless steels --
Early classes of stainless steel --
Stainless steel trade names --
Standardization --
Appendix 1. Stainless steel bibliography --
Appendix 2. Stainless steel timeline.
Responsibility: Harold M. Cobb.

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