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Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Their Impact on Supply Chains

Electronic parts are used throughout industry to run everyday products, such as cell phones, and also highly technical products, such as aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. Unlike cell phones, which are often replaced every year, the highly technical products may remain in service from 20 to more than 80 years. But what happens if the original electronic part, with a life cycle of 18 months, is no longer available? Some manufacturers have discovered that they have unwittingly purchased counterfeit ones. Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Their Impact on Supply Chains examines how these items are negatively affecting the aviation, spacecraft, and defense sectors and what can be done about it.

The Chevrolet Corvette

This collection chronicles the development of America's favorite sports car by the designers and engineers who made it happen. These 30 papers cover more than 50 years and six generations of the engineering, styling, and research and development of the Chevrolet Corvette. Twenty-two papers focus on the first five generations, with the last eight papers detailing the new sixth-generation Corvette. Material collected in this volume truly has unprecedented historical value. A 1954 paper by Maurice Olley presents a technical description of the first production Corvette. The book's preface includes insight from Zora Arkus-Duntov into the reasons behind the Corvette's development. Other highlights include comments from Corvette's chief engineer, a press release created by General Motors on its fiftieth anniversary, and a timeline with photos documenting the Corvette's evolution.

Insight: Composite Materials: New Trends in Automotive Design (DVD)

"Spotlight on Design: Insight" features an in-depth look at the latest technology breakthroughs impacting mobility. Viewers are virtually taken to labs and research centers to learn how design engineers are enhancing product performance/reliability, reducing cost, improving quality, safety or environmental impact, and achieving regulatory compliance. When automotive and aerospace manufacturers look for a material with superior lightweight and strength characteristics, they often look no further than composite materials. In the episode "Composite Materials: New Trends in Automotive Design" (10:20), an engineer from Molded Fiber Glass Research Company demonstrates how they develop and test the properties of composite materials, and an engineer at MirTEQ Incorporated discusses designing molds for an aftermarket composite part.

Riding on Air

Riding on Air covers the history of air suspension, from the earliest patents in the mid-19th century to more current developments. Beginning on buses, air suspension expanded into passenger rail vehicles, only to be followed by a crashing failure on passenger cars. But after several precarious years, air suspension began to win almost universal acceptance on trucks and trailers, and then in mass transportation, eventually making a successful return to passenger cars.

Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist, 2nd Ed

The completely revised Second Edition of Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist provides a solid understanding of the basic principles and current practices of metallurgy. The new edition has been extensively updated with broader coverage of topics, new and improved illustrations, and more explanation of basic concepts. It is a “must-have” ready reference on metallurgy! Topics include: • Structure of Metals and Alloys • Mechanical Properties and Strengthening Mechanisms • Modern Alloy Production • Fabrication and Finishing of Metal Products • Testing and Inspection of Metals—The Quest for Quality • Steel Products and Properties • Nonferrous Metals • Corrosion

Composite Filament Winding

Filament winding is the most efficient method of manufacturing composite shapes. This book explores all aspects of filament winding, including capabilities and limitations of the process, fiber and resin handling, winding theory, software and numerical control, and more. Completely revised and updated from the previous version, the book focuses on automation, with five out of nine chapters discuss aspects of filament winding automation. The remaining chapters introduce mechanical testing, pressure vessels, and a description of industrial applications of filament winding. Photos of winding machines, composite fabrication, and end products accompany the text. Engineers, manufacturers, and instructors will appreciate this book’s practical approach.

Honda R&D Technical Review: April 2008

This unique book chronicles the top Honda technical developments from October 2007 through March 2008. The 25 papers included give rare insight into the Honda's worldwide R&D team, and cover automotive, motorcycle, power products, and other fundamental technologies. Full-color diagrams complement the text. Title highlights include: Development of i-VTEC Gasoline Engine for 2008 Model Year Honda FIT Removal of Grounding Cable from Hydrogen Fueling Process 2007 Model CBR1000RRW for Suzuka 8 hours World Endurance Championship Race Study of "LONG" Lighting System for Enhanced Motorcycle Conspicuity Development of High-strength Structural Steel for Welding This publication is available in both print and electronic format. The electronic format is also conveniently available for purchase in individual chapters.

Corrosion of Weldments

Corrosion failures of industrial components are commonly associated with welding. The reasons are many and varied. For example, welding may reduce the resistance to corrosion and environmentally assisted cracking by altering composition and microstructure, modifying mechanical properties, introducing residual stress, and creating physical defects. Corrosion of Weldments details the many forms of weld corrosion and the methods used to minimize weld corrosion. Chapters on specific alloys groups—carbon and alloy steels, stainless steels, high-nickel alloys, and nonferrous alloys—describe both general welding characteristics and the metallurgical factors that influence corrosion behavior. Corrosion problems associated with dissimilar metal weldments are also examined. Special challenges caused by high-temperature environments are discussed.

Fracture Resistance of Aluminum Alloys: Notch Toughness, Tear Resistance, and Fracture Toughness

Fracture Resistance of Aluminum Alloys presents one of the most complete compendiums of notch-tensile, tear, and fracture toughness data ever compiled. Information and data are included for a wide range of aluminum alloys, tempers, and products (sheet, plate, extrusions, forgings, and castings). Typical and minimum plane-stress and plane-strain fracture toughness values are given for many high strength alloys. The effects of temperature are covered extensively, especially for the notch-tensile and tear data. Fracture data for welds as well as the parent alloys and products also are included.

The Practical Reference Guide for Corrosion of Welds - Causes and Cures

Expert witness and AWS lecturer Ted V. Weber draws upon his lengthy experience as a materials troubleshooter for DuPont to present this succinct introduction to basic corrosion mechanisms. It includes pitting, intergranular corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, erosion, crevice and galvanic corrosion, and selective leaching. Full color digital photos illustrate the costly destruction caused by corrosion in welds. The author offers clear advice on how to avoid and correct corrosion, including alloying for resistance.

The Practical Reference Guide to Welding Aluminum in Commercial Applications

Frank Armao, group leader nonferrous applications at The Lincoln Electric Company, wrote this Guide. Armao drew rave reviews when he invited members of the AWS D1G Subcommittee on Aluminum Structures, on which he serves, to review the text. With an emphasis on common, effective practices in high volume situations, it covers mechanical properties of aluminum affected by welding alloy and temper designations filler metal selection prewelding preparation GTAW, GMAW, and SMAW defects and discontinuities and problems in qualifying welding procedures.

The Practical Reference Guide for Welding Titanium

Titanium need not be all that hard to weld! In industrial sectors the common opinion is that titanium alloys are difficult to weld. While it is true that titanium alloys can be embrittled by carless welding techniques, it is equally true that these materials are much more weldable than their reputation suggests. This reference guide discusses the difficulties that originate from several basic sources when welding titanium and titanium alloys. The high reactivity of titanium with other materials, poor cleaning of parts before joining, and inadequate protection during welding can lead to contamination, porosity and embrittlement of the completed joints. Topics Covered: • Weld Cleaning • Gas Shield Arc Welding Processes • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding • Gas Metal Arc Welding • Plasma Arc Welding • Other Welding Processes

Steels: Processing, Structure, and Performance, Second Edition

In the second edition of this best-selling book, new information and references are integrated into chapters. Emphasis is still on processing, alloying, microstructure, deformation, fracture and properties of major steel types ranging from low-carbon sheet steels, pearlitic rail and wire steels, to quench and tempered medium- and high-carbon martensitic steels. Microstructural aspects of steelmaking, hardenability, tempering, surface hardening, and embrittlement phenomena are updated, and chapters on stainless and tool steels remain in the second edition. The work is intended to be tutorial and is an essential state-of-the-art reference for anyone that makes, uses, studies and designs with steel.

Polymers in Aerospace Applications

This review report gives an overview of how polymers are used in aerospace applications. Some of the topics covered are composites, including thermosets, thermoplastics and nanocomposites; fiber reinforcement of composites; and specialized applications. For each type of composite, the chemistry, cure methods, fabrication methods, mechanical properties, thermal properties and environmental degradation are considered. From the applications’ perspective, the title discusses sealants, structural adhesives, foams, primer paint, shape memory alloys, electroactive devices, MEMS, vibration damping, NLO properties and ablative polymers. This review report is accompanied by approximately 400 abstracts compiled from the iSmithers Polymer Library, the largest dedicated resource of polymer information in the world, to facilitate further reading on this subject. A subject index and a company index are included.

Aluminum Alloy Castings: Properties, Processes, and Applications

This book provides property and performance data for all types of aluminum alloy castings and reviews and describes the factors that contribute to and affect those properties, including composition, microstructure, casting process, heat treatment, and quality assurance. The electronic publication features extensive collections of property and performance data, including previously unpublished aging response curves, growth curves, and fatigue curves, presented in consistent formats to enable easy comparisons among different alloys and tempers. The authors have endeavored to address all of the casting process technologies available for aluminum alloys. Engineering information is included for expendable mold, permanent mold, and pressure die casting processes and their variations. The focus of the process coverage is to review the effects of process selection and process variables on casting properties and performance.

Smart Antenna Engineering

Whether you are designing for systems based on 2G, 3G, or advanced MIMO technology, you can find the solution you need with this comprehensive reference on applying smart antennas in wireless and mobile communications. The book provides you with a simple yet powerful design methodology that enables you to select the smart antenna approach most suitable for a particular application. Moreover, it offers guidance in designing the appropriate uplink and downlink beam forming algorithms. This practical resource takes a systems approach to smart antenna engineering, detailing how to analyze and evaluate performance of the systems solution you design. It looks at both the uplink and downlink within a system, so you can balance capacity and coverage on both links to improve overall performance.

Joining: Understanding the Basics

Extending ASM's Understanding the Basics series into fabrication technologies, this book is an introduction to the most important industrial joining methods: welding, brazing, soldering, fastening, and adhesive bonding. It addresses metallurgical issues that must be understood during welding, and provides an overview of issues to consider when joining systems of materials that are the same, similar, or different. Topics include: • Introduction to Joining • Arc Welding of Metals • Resistance Welding • Other Fusion Welding Processes • Metallurgical Variables in Fusion Welding • Solid State Welding and Bonding • Brazing and Soldering • Mechanical Fastening • Adhesive Bonding • Material Issues in Joining

Factory Man

Factory Man is about James Harbour and the epic struggle of the U.S. auto industry to catch up to Japan in quality and productivity. Harbour is a former manufacturing executive who, partly by chance, became the first U.S. expert to study Toyota's operations in Japan. Harbour's consulting firm, Harbour & Associates has gained worldwide recognition for its annual public studies of factory productivity. The Harbour Report is the essential annual scorecard of who is winning the productivity race in the U.S. In 1981, Harbour reported that Toyota could offer a small car for sale in the U.S. at a production cost of $1,500-$1,700 less than the Detroit automakers at that time, a cost advantage of about 30 percent. The impact on Detroit was atomic, and launched the painful, historic effort by the Big Three to catch up, which continues today. James Harbour's story, blunt and accessible, includes a detailed description of how Detroit went astray, beginning right after World War II.

An Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems Engineering

Bringing you up-to-date with the latest developments in MEMS technology, this major revision of the best-selling An Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems Engineering offers you a current understanding of this cutting-edge technology. You gain practical knowledge of MEMS materials, design, and manufacturing, and learn how it is being applied in industrial, optical, medical and electronic markets. The second edition features brand new sections on RF MEMS, photo MEMS, micromachining on materials other than silicon, reliability analysis, plus an expanded reference list. With an emphasis on commercialized products, this unique resource helps you determine whether your application can benefit from a MEMS solution, understand how other applications and companies have benefited from MEMS, and select and define a manufacturable MEMS process for your application. You discover how to use MEMS technology to enable new functionality, improve performance, and reduce size and cost.

Nanotechnology: A Crash Course

The past few decades have seen an explosive increase in our ability to create nanostructures and nanosystems with a great degree of control, using a diversity of techniques. This ability has been accompanied by a similar enhancement in our ability to characterize structures and systems at the nanoscale. Nanotechnology: A Crash Course provides a broad overview of those nanostructures and nanosystems (together termed "Nanotechnology"). It covers structural characteristics and properties of nanostructures, nanofabrication techniques, methods for characterizing nanostructures, and applications for nanomaterials. The book also provides a thought-provoking assessment of the possible implications of nanotechnology in society, and likely future trends.