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Volume 14A is an indispensable reference for manufacturing, materials, and design engineers. It provides comprehensive coverage and essential technical information on the process-design relationships that are needed to select and control metalworking operations that produce shapes from forging, extrusion, drawing and rolling operations. This engineering reference book is an invaluable reference resource for process and production engineers and industrial (shop-floor) personnel in the automotive, aerospace, and other industries, as well as for students of metal forming. In-depth discussion of forming equipment, processes, materials, and advanced modeling techniques make it a substantially new updated ASM Handbook. Some of the new topics and coverage include:Innovations with forming processes such as equal-channel angular extrusion and advanced roll-forming techniques Forming of special-purpose materials such as intermetallic alloys and composites) Discussion of advanced thermomechanical processes for both ferrous and non-ferrous alloys New articles dealing with process and material-behavior models, process optimization, and the properties of workpiece and die materials Contents includes: Introduction, Forging Equipment, Forging Processes, Cold Heading and Cold Extrusion, Other Bulk Forming Processes, Forging of Steels and Heat-Resistant Alloys, Forging of Nonferrous Metals, Evaluation of Workability, Modeling and Computer Aided Process Design for Bulk Forming, Reference Information.
The steel industry provides much of the material basis for modern civilisation. Although its end products are numerous, the largest sector of the industry is involved in the production of wide strip. This is used by countless other industries to make a range of products from automobile bodies, and the cases of domestic appliances, to metal furniture and cans for the preservation of foodstuffs and drinks. A hundred years ago sheet steel was made in labor-intensive operations by a large number of small rolling mills. This is an account of how this relatively backward part of the industry was transformed by the invention and industrial application of a revolutionary new technology. In the hot strip mill a slab of steel was passed through a series of rolls to be reduced into a continuous band of wide strip, which was then shipped either as coils or cut into sheets. The introduction of the wide continuous hot strip mill began to concentrate the sheet and tin plate industry into much bigger operations complete with iron making, steel works, rolling mills and finishing plant. New companies rose to prominence; some old industry leaders fell behind. Many former locations for sheet manufacture were abandoned, but other old plants and companies re-equipped and survived. Major producers of other products entered the new trade. Less than thirty years ago another major change began when electric arc steel furnace operators began to install strip mills and the trade of the now rather inappropriately named `mini-mill` grew rapidly at the expense of the longer established iron-open hearth steel-primary rolling mill-strip mill industry. Now, as its centenary approaches, the strip mill sector is still undergoing major changes. This book surveys the growth, structure and changes in this dominant part of the steel industry. The strip mill has transformed steel world-wide, but in its origins and development it has above all been a distinctively American achievement.
Since the completion of the original writing in 1978, and the publication of this Garland edition in 1987, several important events came to pass which underscored the importance and relevance of the study of the US foreign trade policy toward steel in the late seventies. One can read the story of US trade policy toward steel in 1977-79 as a critical step in the path which has been moving the US from a policy of organised free trade to one where increasing scope is allowed to market forces.
In the years when it became clear that steelmaking on Teesside was coming to an end, Mike Guess decided to record the end of an era as 150 years of industrial history came to a close. After Sahaviriya Steel Industries had rescued the site in 2011, operations finally ceased in October 2015 and steelmaking on Teesside ended. As a member of the engineering team over this crucial period, Mike was able to record the final days of steelmaking on Teesside. Lavishly illustrated throughout with stunning photography, and compiled with sympathy and affection by somebody with a deep connection to the area, this is a wonderful tribute to an industry and its workforce.
China's emergence as the world's second largest economy has been driven by more than four decades of explosive growth. To support this expansion, China has required massive expansion in its steel production capacity, which is highly correlated to its demand for iron ore imports. The scale and pace of China's iron ore demand shock has pushed the global iron ore market into a historical adjustment. Using economic frameworks, this book brings to bare new data and field observations throughout Asia and Africa to investigate how the rapid growth in China's iron ore demand has affected the organisation and structure of the global iron ore market. The research provides several important contributions to the extant literature including analysis of whether the Big Three Asian market iron ore exporters coordinated to sustain the profits arising from the price boom; estimating the financial impact of the Chinese state's intervention in iron price negotiations; and addressing the concerns arising from the Chinese state's provision of cheap financial support for its companies' iron ore procurement. Offering unique insights into China's economic rise and the structure of the iron ore market, this book will be relevant to students and scholars of resource economics, and the Australian and Chinese economies.
This book contains a detailed account of modeling aspects of all the relevant concerns of steel industry. The text explores the Process Modeling Fundamentals, Basic Concepts of Numerical Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow, Fundamentals of Flow Reactors, Numerical Modeling of Different Processes in Steel Industry and Brief Working Guidance for CFD Software Package ANSYS Fluent. Most importantly, this book will help readers to formulate live problem?solving strategy in steel making industry. Salient Fetaures: Basic understanding of the continuum simulation methods related to steel industry. Contains sections on numerical methods and use of computer software Process flowcharts, labelled diagrams, solved examples and step?wise mathematical derivations wherever relevant have been included. Newer trends in the processes have been delineated appropriately.
The response from the jewelry industry to a campaign for ethically sourced gold as a case study in the power of business in global environmental politics. Gold mining can be a dirty business. It creates immense amounts of toxic materials that are difficult to dispose of. Mines are often developed without community consent, and working conditions for miners can be poor. Income from gold has funded wars. And consumers buy wedding rings and gold chains not knowing about any of this. In Dirty Gold, Michael Bloomfield shows what happened when Earthworks, a small Washington-based NGO, launched a campaign for ethically sourced gold in the consumer jewelry market, targeting Tiffany and other major firms. The unfolding of the campaign and its effect on the jewelry industry offer a lesson in the growing influence of business in global environmental politics. Earthworks planned a shame campaign, aimed at the companies' brands and reputations, betting that firms like Tiffany would not want to be associated with pollution, violence, and exploitation. As it happened, Tiffany contacted Earthworks before they could launch the campaign; the company was already looking for partners in finding ethically sourced gold. Bloomfield examines the responses of three companies to No Dirty Gold activism: Tiffany, Wal-Mart, and Brilliant Earth, a small company selling ethical jewelry. He finds they offer a case study in how firms respond to activist pressure and what happens when businesses participate in such private governance schemes as the Golden Rules and the Conflict-Free Gold Standard. Taking a firm-level view, Bloomfield examines the different opportunities for and constraints on corporate political mobilization within the industry.
Aluminium was one of most cartelised industries in the international economic panorama of the 20th century. Born following the discovery of electrolytic smelting process in 1886, this industry, even in its infancy, established a cartel which characterised its history until nearly 1980. Managers of the aluminium industry from various historical eras and countries shared the same vision about the development of their industry: to keep prices as stable as possible in order to encourage expansions and to provide return on investments. Price instability, which characterised the trade of other commodities, was unknown to the aluminium industry. This book neither argues that cartels are fundamentally evil, nor attempts to demonstrate that cartels are optimal business organisations. It instead provides an in-depth and frank analysis of the internal working of industrial organisations and of the interplay between cartels and political powers and institutions. The International Aluminium Cartel offers explanations for the construction and collapse of cartels, descriptions of their operations, and an historical interpretation of their experiences. Incorporating information gleaned from a unique collection of private and public archives from several countries, this unique study will appeal to a wide variety of readers, including academics interested in industrial and business history.
Originally published in 1989. The international steel industry suffered a major decline after the onset of world recession in 1973, perhaps suffering more plant closures and job losses than any other sector. This book analyses the decline, surveying the various factors which have contributed to it, such as changing production strategies, changes in demand and world trade and changing regional production trends. It goes on to examine the impact of decline on steel-making communities, considering the various local, national and international initiatives to assist the affected areas and the way these initiatives have been devised and implemented. The authors conclude that none of these policies has satisfactorily resolved the crisis in the old steel producing areas and that a major crisis in these areas continues. Finally they discuss the social and political options open to these localities for the future.