Selection of Engineering Materials and Adhesives, published by CRC Press, gives engineers useful details about a broad base of materials. It is arranged by material family and includes a comprehensive section devoted to adhesives.

Selection of Engineering Materials and Adhesives, published by CRC Press, gives engineers useful details about a broad base of materials. It is arranged by material family and includes a comprehensive section devoted to adhesives.


A new book aims to help guide designers to the most appropriate materials and adhesives during early product development. Selection of Engineering Materials and Adhesives by Lawrence W. Fisher presents information on the most useful metals, polymers, ceramics, and adhesives for mechanical and electromechanical products. It emphasizes material properties and classifications, fabrication and processing considerations, performance objectives, and selection based on such specific requirements as frequency of use (duty cycle) and operating environment. Each chapter focuses on a particular material family, covering ferrous and nonferrous metals, steels, cast iron, aluminum, and titanium, as well as such plastics as PVC, acrylics, and nylons. Also covered are critical aspects of adhesives, including cure methods and joint configurations.

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