Engineering materials; Properties of materials; Mechanical testing; The crystal structure of metals; Casting process; Mechanical deformation of metals; The mechanical shaping of metals; Alloys; Equilibrium diagrams; Practical microscopy; Iron and steel; The heat-treatment of plain-carbon steels; Alloy steels; The surface hardening of steels; Cast iron; Copper and its alloys; Aluminium and its alloys; Other non-ferrous metals and their alloys; Plastics materials and rubbers; Properties of plastics; Ceramics; Glasses; Composite materials; Fibre-reinforced composite materials; Methods of joining materials; Causes of failure; Choice of materials and processes; Selection of materials Appendix A: Properties of engineering materials; Appendix B: Glossary of key terms; Index.
W. Bolton was formerly Head of Research and Development and Monitoring at BTEC. He has also been a UNESCO consultant and is author of many successful engineering textbooks. R.A. Higgins was a Senior Lecturer in Materials Science at the College of Commerce and Technology, West Bromwich, UK. He was a Chief Metallurgist at Messrs Aston Chain and Hook Ltd., Birmingham, UK, as well as an Examiner in Metallurgy for the Institution of Production Engineers, the City and Guilds of London Institute, the Union of Lancashire and Cheshire Institutes and the Union of Educational Institutes.
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