Aluminium Books 2015/3

Magazine 2015/3

by Luca Tomesani and Lorenzo Donati

This special volume covers all aspects of extrusion in the world of today: from innovative tools for die design to a deep analysis of the extrusion defects that still afflict most extruders and users around the world.
The papers are grouped into the categories of: benchmarking, process optimization and innovation, material flow and friction, dies and tooling, seam welds and microstructures.
It is expected that this book will become a source of invaluable information which will aid the everyday work of scientific and industrial researchers, engineers and students.

Review from Book News Inc.:

Drawn from papers presented at the 2011 International Conference on Extrusion and Benchmark, this collection of thirty-three articles on industrial technologies showcases current scholarship in materials extrusion techniques and simulation for materials testing.
The work is divided into sections covering extrusion benchmarks, process optimization, innovative processes, material flow and friction evaluation, seam welding, dies and tools and microstructure prediction modeling.
Individual entries include abstracts, illustrations, and notes, and a volume-wide key word and author index is provided.

Contributors are academics in material engineering form European and Asian institutions.


by Christopher J. Schmitz


The range of useful books and other publications on furnace engineering, thermodynamics and process engineering is vast. The specialized practitioner, however, is obliged, generally with some degree of effort, to filter out the information and processes for heat treatment of specific materials that are relevant to his or her needs. The "Handbook of Aluminium Recycling", published exclusively in English, guides the practitioner in the field of production, design or plant engineering in detail through the various technologies involved in aluminium recycling. An examination of aluminium as a material and of its recovery from natural raw materials sources, in the context of a brief introduction, is followed by discussion of the various processes and procedures.Melting and casting plants, and also metal treatment facilities, are described in detail, as are provisions and equipment for environmental and workforce safety. A separate chapter is devoted to plant planning, operation and control, in view of the fact that the arrangement of the individual plant elements has a significant influence on cost efficiency and dependable operation. The technologies used for remelting of aluminium are analyzed both for their particular potential uses in conjunction with the scrap charged and with the attainment of the target alloy. The illustration of design details enables the practitioner to judge whether, and how, the technology examined in each case might be used for any particular application. Thermodynamics and metallurgical facts required for understanding of the relevant processes are drawn from practice. The reader is thus provided with a detailed overview of the technology of aluminium recycling, and familiarized quickly and systematically with both long proven and new, innovative methods.



by Luigi Andreoni, Mario Casè, Giorgio Pomesano


This work, unique in its type, finally places at the disposal of those operating directly or indirectly in the diecasting sector a valid collection of specific technical literature in Italian. Whereas in international literature, the scientific aspects of the diecasting process are widely covered, the Italian bibliography on the subject is rather poor and fragmented and rather inadequate for providing a complete vision of the problems that arise in the process. I believe that the work, articulated into eight volumes – each one of which deals with a specific aspect of process problems – is also extremely useful for the technical training of staff. As diecasters know well, the success and quality of the pieces they produce depend on the design of the piece, the design and construction of the die, knowledge of the alloys used and of the available machines and equipment. Companies must therefore train their in-house staff directly and the “Quaderni delle leghe di alluminio” are a valid tool for achieving this goal. The subjects are handled directly and concisely, yet with rigour , and they are made easier to understand with the aid of numerous tables, diagrams and photographs inserted into the texts. Various examples and suggestions deriving from direct experience are also included, able to provide, confirm or probe concepts or notions regarding the process.. My wish for the authors, one of whom I know personally and esteem greatly as he worked by side for many years, is that their efforts may promote and stimulate a general level of qualification in the field of diecasting. 

The set is available on CD-rom in an English – French version too



by Albert Roessler

In order to efficiently develop and improve coatings formulations, it is essential to analyse the several factors affecting their properties. For this purpose, Albert Rössler has compiled a comprehensive overview of the statistical approach of design of experiments (DoE), pointing out its effects and benefits for coatings development. Based on real-world applications in coatings formulation, he shows that statistics don’ t have to be that dry and difficult mathematics. Essential for everyone who wants to dive into the topic quickly and start using DoE straight away.

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