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  • 1.  Microstructures

    Posted 10-06-2021 16:22
    Hi everyone,
    Between ASM handbook for metallography and the online access to microstructures database, which one would you recommend...for educational purposes?

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    sreekar parimi
    pearland TX
    9795713723
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  • 2.  RE: Microstructures

    Posted 10-07-2021 07:29
    Materials Handobook is more easily available and more explicative.

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    Donato FIRRAO FASM
    Professor
    Politecnico di Torino
    TORINO
    +393351494032
    Italy
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  • 3.  RE: Microstructures

    Posted 10-07-2021 12:41
    Thank you for the response.

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    sreekar parimi
    pearland TX
    9795713723
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  • 4.  RE: Microstructures

    Staff Liaison
    Posted 10-07-2021 09:21
    Sreekar,

    If the need is for access to a large number of microstructures, the database is the winner. It includes all of the microstructure images from ASM Handbook, Volume 9, Metallography and Microstructures as well as from previous handbook volumes (including the landmark Metals Handbook, 8th ed., Vol 7, Atlas of Microstructures of Industrial Alloys, published in 1972). The database also features additional image collections provided by noted metallographers such as @Frauke Hogue, Len Samuels, and @George Vander Voort.

    As Donato notes, ASM Handbook, Volume 9 is a much better resource for detailed explanation of the metallurgical significance of microstructures and how they can be revealed by metallographic practice. it also has nice "mini atlases" of images for the major alloy families and some nonmetallic materials. The online edition has been expanded to include details on optical microscopy and microstructural analysis of fiber-reinforced composites.

    Scott
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    Scott Henry
    Senior Content Engineer
    ASM International
    Materials Park OH
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  • 5.  RE: Microstructures

    Posted 10-09-2021 17:01
    a follow up question....
    i find 1992 prints at affordable cost while new ones are obviously 260$. So, how different in content are they? for a beginner and for educational purposes, would it matter? 

    The same question sort of goes for alloy phase diagrams. 

    appreciate if users of these books can offer some advise on that.

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    sreekar parimi
    pearland TX
    9795713723
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  • 6.  RE: Microstructures

    Posted 10-07-2021 10:56
    Sreekar

    Thanks for asking this! I have the same question, and for the same purpose, so I was going to post it before long myself. 

    All- 
    Any plans to add more explanations to the online resource?

    Harold

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    Harold Ackler
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Boise State University
    Boise ID
    2084265600
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  • 7.  RE: Microstructures

    Posted 10-07-2021 18:00
    Definately Online.

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    Navid Khalilian
    Los Angeles CA
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