Top 10 Best Books to Read in Metallurgy Materials Engineering - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Metallurgy Materials Engineering. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Farm and Workshop Welding, Third Revised Edition: Everything You Need to Know to Weld, Cut, and Shape Metal (Fox Chapel Publishing) Learn and Avoid Common Mistakes with Over 400 Step-by-Step Photos

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Metallurgy Materials Engineering - August 2021

Your comprehensive handbook to successful welding! Learn hands-on welding to start repairing and creating metal equipment and structures Over 400 step-by-step photos of welding processes and the differences between good and bad welds Detailed sections describing specific types of welds, equipment, common faults, troubleshooting, and more All major types of welds are covered, including arc, MIG, gas, TIG, and plasma cutting Avoid common mistakes and correct them, with welding problems laid out section by section along with solutions Tips and suggestions help beginners improve and intermediate operators broaden their technique Go beyond metal with advice that extends into the wider workshop such as on drills, cutting threads, and basic blacksmithing Welding is a valuable skill and almost anyone can learn to weld, cut, or shape metal. That's the starting point for this completely updated, supremely practical, and informative resource which, through tips, suggestions, and fault finding, helps the first timer improve and the intermediate welder expand their technique. The detailed sections inside Farm and Workshop Welding describe all the major types of welds, beginning with basic practices then progressing into trickier methods. You'll find descriptive explanations, helpful visuals, step-by-step directions, and expert suggestions. With this comprehensive guide, you'll learn everything you need to know, from arc welding, TIG welding, MIG welding, and gas welding to plasma cutting, soldering, and welding plastic. The ideal reference for the farm, home workshop, school workshop, blacksmith shop, or auto shop, this book takes you beyond welding metals and plastics to advice that extends into the wider workshop with chapters on drills, cutting threads, and basic blacksmithing. Author and experienced welding instructor Andrew Pearce gets you started with tips and suggestions, lays out pitfalls and common mistakes section by section, and then offers constructive advice to help you to avoid or correct them. Useful if you're stumped by a problem! More than 400 photographs and illustrations demonstrate welding processes and show the differences between good welds and bad welds. Clear, concise, easy-to-read text gets straight to the point, taking any confusion or frustration out of learning the processes. This Third Revised Edition contains new chapters on general welding skills and understanding metals, expanded information on abrasives, and a bonus section of four step-by-step projects and plans featuring accessories like a DIY steel table, fire pit, and welding cart. Whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced welder who wants to learn more, Farm and Workshop Welding provides a wealth of useful shop-tested advice. Discover everything you need to know to learn hands-on welding, and start repairing and creating metal equipment and structures, with practical instructions for: Cast Iron Welding Pipe Welding Hardfacing Soldering Welding Plastics Metal Identification Welding Safety Workshop Techniques Drill Sharpening Taps and Dies Basic Blacksmithing From the farm to the workshop, this is your go-to guide to welding! "Ratchet up your self-sufficiency with this comprehensive guide to welding, complete with plenty of excellent photos to help experienced metalworkers and novices alike." —Rebecca Martin, Technical Editor, Mother Earth News magazine "This book is the next best thing to having an expert welder watch over your shoulder." —Chad Elmore, Managing Editor, Diesel Progress magazine

  • Author: Andrew Pearce
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing; Third Revised edition (February 2, 2021)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1497100404
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 10.9 inches


2. Backyard Foundry for Home Machinists (Fox Chapel Publishing) Metal Casting in a Sand Mold for the Home Metalworker; Information on Materials & Equipment, Pattern-Making, Molding & Core-Boxes, and More

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Metallurgy Materials Engineering - August 2021

Create your own home foundry for custom casting! Includes information for: Patterns Plate patterns Cores, core boxes, and core making Casting locomotive cylinders Wheels Metal, the furnace, and melting Design for a solid-fuel furnace The process of casting metal in a sand mold, a craft which has been practiced for centuries, is actually very simple. Most towns of any size once had a small foundry to perform small-scale casting jobs. Today's home shop machinist must either adapt commercially available castings or send away to a specialist foundry at considerable expense and delay. The alternative is to make your own custom patterns and castings, which is much easier and rewarding than you may think! This handy book will show you how. Backyard Foundry for Home Machinists is essential reading for anyone interested in getting started in foundry or casting work. It provides a wealth of useful information on materials and techniques, pattern-making, molding boxes, cores and core-boxes, and melting metals. Locomotive cylinders and wheels are covered in depth for model engineers. The book also offers a design for building an outdoor solid-fuel furnace, suitable for small-scale commercial work. Each stage and subject is covered in detail so that even beginners can undertake casting with confidence. Metal casting is an ancient craft being re-discovered by today's DIY-ers. You'll find that making a backyard foundry is easy and rewarding, and casting provides a way to recycle scrap metal to produce useful products. Backyard Foundry for Home Machinists includes superb illustrations from the author, a skilled commercial artist. Create your own home foundry for custom casting; it's easier than you think! "Home metal casting is often perceived as a daunting task for a home metalworker to undertake. However, foundry work is surprisingly easy and affordable, and well within the capabilities of even a modest home shop. From material and equipment considerations to pattern and mold making, B. Terry Aspin provides the knowledge required for that first pour." —George Bulliss, The Home Shop Machinist magazine

  • Author: B. Terry Aspin
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing; Updated, Revised edition (May 1, 2015)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1565238657
  • Dimensions: 5.7 x 0.2 x 8.2 inches


3. Welding For Dummies

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Metallurgy Materials Engineering - August 2021

Get the know-how to weld like a pro Being a skilled welder is a hot commodity in today's job market, as well as a handy talent for industrious do-it-yourself repairpersons and hobbyists. Welding For Dummies gives you all the information you need to perform this commonly used, yet complex, task. This friendly, practical guide takes you from evaluating the material to be welded all the way through the step-by-step welding process, and everything in between. Plus, you'll get easy-to-follow guidance on how to apply finishing techniques and advice on how to adhere to safety procedures. Explains each type of welding, including stick, tig, mig, and fluxcore welding, as well as oxyfuel cutting, which receives sparse coverage in other books on welding Tips on the best welding technique to choose for a specific project Required training and certification information Whether you have no prior experience in welding or are looking for a thorough reference to supplement traditional welding instruction, the easy-to-understand information in Welding For Dummies is the ultimate resource for mastering this intricate skill.

  • Author: Steven Robert Farnsworth
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1st edition (October 4, 2010)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-0470455968
  • Dimensions: 7.2 x 1 x 9 inches


4. How to Run a Lathe: The Care and Operation of a Screw Cutting Lathe

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Metallurgy Materials Engineering - August 2021

2013 Reprint of 1942 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. South Bend Lathe Works sent out this manual with every Lathe they sold. Profusely illustrated. You get everything you need to set up a lathe and get it running. This is the lathe manual that Dave Gingery raves about. You get eleven chapters: history and development of the lathe, setting up and leveling the lathe, operation of the lathe, lathe tools and their application, how to take accurate measurements, plain turning (work between centers), chuck work; taper turning and boring, drilling reaming and tapping, cutting screw threads, and special classes of work. All the basics are here form sharpening drills to producing "super-finished" turned bearings, grinding valves, and turning multiple screw threads.

  • Author: John Joseph O'Brien
  • Publisher: Martino Fine Books; 42nd edition (September 11, 2013)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1614274742
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.31 x 9 inches


5. Knife Engineering: Steel, Heat Treating, and Geometry

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Metallurgy Materials Engineering - August 2021

How to make the highest performing knives. A book for knife enthusiasts, knifemakers, and bladesmiths. Not a how-to on knifemaking or bladesmithing but an in-depth exploration of the effects of different steels, metallurgy, heat treatments, and edge geometries on knife performance. This book provides ratings for toughness, edge retention, and corrosion resistance for all of the popular knife steels. Micrographs of over 50 steels. Specific recommended heat treatments for each steel. And answers to questions like: 1) Does a thinner or thicker edge last longer? 2) What heat treatment leads to the best performance? 3) Are there performance benefits to forging blades? 4) Should I use stainless or carbon steel? All of these questions and more are answered by a metallurgist who grew up around the knife industry. Note: The book now has conversions to Celsius throughout after feedback from Global readers.

  • Author: Dr. Larrin Thomas
  • Publisher: Independently published (July 16, 2020)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 979-8621848873
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1.02 x 10 inches


6. Audel Welding Pocket Reference

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Metallurgy Materials Engineering - August 2021

Featuring updated charts dealing with the most common situations welding workers face on the job , this comprehensive, pocket-sized reference is based on recommendations from working professionals and covers welding symbols and definitions, types of joints and welds, typical welding station configurations, oxygen cylinders, arc-welding charts, U.S metric measures, and more.

  • Author: James E. Brumbaugh
  • Publisher: Audel; 1st edition (January 23, 2007)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-0764588099
  • Dimensions: 3.9 x 1.2 x 5.9 inches


7. How To Weld (Motorbooks Workshop)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Metallurgy Materials Engineering - August 2021

Welding is a skill that any do-it-yourself enthusiast needs in his or her arsenal. How to Weld is the perfect introduction for newbies and an excellent refresher for veteran welders--a work so comprehensive that most readers won’t need any further instruction. In How to Weld , a bestselling installment in the Motorbooks Workshop series , AWS- certified welding instructor Todd Bridigum thoroughly describes process and art of fusing metals, including: Tools and equipment  commonly used T ypes of metals  and their weldability Welding techniques Shop and site s afety Types of joints . In addition, all popular types of welding variants are covered, including gas welding , shielded metal arc (or stick ) welding, gas metal arc welding ( MIG ), gas tungsten arc welding ( TIG ), brazing, soldering , and even metal cutting. Each skills section concludes with a series of exercises , each illustrated with captioned sequential color photography , to fully explain and detail the techniques learned. Mechanics, automotive enthusiasts, farmers, metalworkers, and other DIYers who can’t bond metal can’t make repairs and they can’t create—in short, they can’t do much of anything except bolt together pre-made parts. With this thorough and completely illustrated all-color tutorial  by an experienced college-level instructor, readers can get on the path fabricating and fixing metals on their own.  How To Weld is the only book about welding they'll ever need.

  • Author: Todd Bridigum
  • Publisher: Motorbooks; 1st edition (August 25, 2008)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-0760331743
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 0.63 x 10.63 inches


8. Hardening, Tempering and Heat Treatment (Workshop Practice)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Metallurgy Materials Engineering - August 2021

A comprehensive exposition of the structure of steels and the effects of different heat treatments, particularly in respect of tools. It includes solid fuel, gas and electric furnaces, case hardening, tempering and other practical information. Features accurate colour temperature charts.

  • Author: George Gently
  • Publisher: Trans-Atlantic Publications, Inc.; Subsequent edition (June 10, 1984)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0852428375
  • Dimensions: 5.51 x 0.24 x 8.66 inches


9. Metallurgy Fundamentals: Ferrous and Nonferrous

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Metallurgy Materials Engineering - August 2021

Metallurgy Fundamentals provides instruction on the basic principles of metallurgy that are invaluable to any person who plans to deal with metals as a future career. The text emphasizes the practical aspects of metallurgy, exploring the behavior of metals subjected to the metallurgical process and explaining why certain material properties are desired and how they are attained. Ferrous metals and alloys are a focus, and the section on nonferrous metallurgy has been expanded for this edition, including greater coverage of titanium, low- and high-density metals, superalloys, refractory metals, noble metals, and rear earth metals.

  • Author: Daniel A. Brandt
  • Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox; Sixth Edition, Textbook (October 9, 2019)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1635638745
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 10.8 inches


10. Machine Shop Practice, Vol. 1 (Volume 1)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Metallurgy Materials Engineering - August 2021

Everything the apprentice or on-the-job professional needs to know about the intelligent and efficient operation of machine tools is here. Includes over 760 illustrations and 70 tables in two volumes. Offers sections on numerical control; grinding wheels (that includes the newest abrasive materials); single point cutting tools and tool wear; basic drilling machine setups; and formulas for estimating the power required for planing. Provides detailed discussions on methods of setting up the workpiece on milling machines, horizontal boring machines, planers and shapers.

  • Author: Karl Moltrecht
  • Publisher: Industrial Press, Inc.; Second edition (January 1, 1981)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0831111267
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.5 x 9 inches