New book from Randal German charts history of sintering as well as scientific theory and practice

June 9, 2014

June 9, 2014


A new book written by Randal German, Professor, Dean of Engineering Research, College of Engineering, San Diego State University, CA, USA, has recently been published charting the history of the sintering process. ‘Sintering: From Empirical Observations to Scientific Principles’ describes how the theories and understanding of sintering were developed and improved over time. It looks at how different products were developed, ultimately leading to important knowledge and lessons for solving real sintering problems.

Written by the most cited author in his field, this fascinating book laced with people, organisations, critical steps and important formulations in a mixture of history, personalities, applications and insights is essential reading for anyone involved in the world of sintering.

The book covers all the necessary infrastructure of sintering theory and practice, such as atomic theory, surface energy, microstructure, and measurement and observation tools. It introduces the history and development of such early sintered products as porcelain, tungsten lamp filaments, bronze bearings, steel automotive components, platinum crucibles and more.

ISBN: 978-0-12-401682-8

Available to order from here

June 9, 2014

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