TECHNICAL OPTIONS FOR CONSERVATION OF METALS; CASE STUDIES OF SELECTED METALS AND PRODUCTS. VOLUME II-C: IDENTIFICATION AND EVALUATION OF METAL CONSERVATION APPROACHES FOR PRODUCTS

Five materials and five products were studied. Later on in the program, generalizations were made to all products. The five materials included iron and steel, aluminum, copper, chromium, and nickel. The five products chosen were automobiles, refrigerators, cans, off-the-road tractors, lathes, and fabricated metal structures. An in-depth study was made of each product emphasizing materials utilization as it related to the following: function, design and manufacturing practices, life and durability. The technical feasibility of various materials conservation approaches was considered for each product. These approaches included: use of less material covered such factors as size of parts, and reduction of scrap. Substitution implies use of alternative materials, such as plastics, advanced composites, powder metal components, and high-strength low-alloy steel. Increased life and durability includes consideration of design and manufacturing techniques leading to longer life and more durable products.

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    United States Congress

    Office of Technology Assessment
    Washington, DC  United States  20510
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

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  • Pagination: 278 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00312772
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Working Paper No 3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 2002 12:00AM