A great and diverse range of new materials are available for use, not only new steels and irons, but also aluminum and magnesium light alloys, titanium and zirconium "reactive" metals, high temperature nickel and cobalt base super alloys, refractory metals, polymers and plastics, synthetic fibers and composites, glasses and ceramics, and semiconductors. A majority of the 92 elements in the periodic table which are found in nature are employed in industrial processes. One of the distinguishing features of modern industrialized society lies in its extensive use of this expanding diversity of materials -- sometimes referred to as the "materials revolution" .

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 41-52
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 88
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325074
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM