Transactions of the American Foundrymen's Society Volume 27

Transactions of the American Foundrymen's Society Volume 27

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...It has been a question of speeding up the production of this or that product to the utmost p_oint which 'has been made possible by a maximum and continuous supply of raw steel; and contrariw-ise by putting the brakes on the output of other mill material less essential from a tonnage standpoint. This on the whole, has involved no radical departure from standard practice; or from the line of manufacture for which the respective plants were established originally. War demands plates, rails, sheets, wire, structural shapes, bars, tin plate and virtually all finished steel lines, as well as peace, though in different proportions. Complex Situation Confronts Foundrymen With the foundries, however, it has been an entirely different situation. Modern war does not require castings to the extent or in the form demanded by the pursu-its of peace. Furthermore by its intense absorption of such basic materials of production as pig iron, scrap, coke, coal, etc., it imposes restraints upon everyday civil life and cuts down normal consumption. The result is a surplus of foundry capacity which if it is to be maintained and to prove itself of use in the big test of national service, must adapt itself to the new conditions and must fit itself for the things that are within its power to perform. And this it often proves is no easy task. War is a minute science and its standards are high. It demands the satisfaction of exacting chemical and physical specifications; the enforcement of rigid inspection methods and a general preciseness of practice which the majority of casting manufacturers seldom are called up-on to observe in normal operations. This usually means for the average foundryman new equipment, new methods and more or less reorganization of his...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236831489
  • 9781236831484