Focusing on the uses of lead in pure or alloy form for engineering applications, this text presents data on the physical, mechanical, corrosive, accoustic, damping and nuclear properties of lead and lead alloys. It organizes information according to alloy type in tables, graphs and text, and examines the processing of commercially available lead products, including casting, rolling, extrusion, machining, welding and mechanical joining techniques.
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Properties of lead and its alloys; processing of lead product; application of lead; lead in the environment.
"From the Foreword. . . This monograph presents the first new compilation on lead technology in a half-century. . .. ILZRO [The International Lead Zinc Research Organization] is pleased to have sponsored the work of Prof. Guruswamy and trusts that his efforts will assure that modern technical knowledge of the properties of this ancient metal will be readily available to technologists in the new century nearly upon us. "
---Jerome F. Cole President, International Lead Zinc Research Organization, Inc., Research Triangle Park, North Carolina