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ASM Metals Handbook. Vol. 5, Surface Engineering

ISBN: 087170384X
Pub. year: 1994 (First printing, but some consider it the "Tenth" Edition in as much as it is the successor to Vol. 5 of the ninth edition)
Publisher: American Society for Metals


A Review by Ted Mooney:

This is one of our "must have" books, and covers at least two subjects to greater depth than other books we are familiar with, namely some of the science of how plating solutions work (for example, what generic chemicals function as nickel plating carriers, primary brighteners and secondary brighteners, and how they work), and pretreatment of metals other than steel and aluminum, such as the refractory metals.

This edition replaces ASM Metals Handbook, 9th Edition, Vol. 5, Surface Cleaning, Finishing and Coating, and offers coverage of some new topics, including electroless plating and testing of coatings, without appearing to have lost any of the content that made its predecessor great.

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