Plain carbon and low alloy steels

  • Madeleine Durand-Charre
Part of the Engineering Materials and Processes book series (EMP)


Modern artists have produced paintings representing Beverage cans. They presumahly felt that these objects were representative of our age, Both by their decoration and as a symbol of contemporary society. They probably did not realise that their manufacture can also he considered as a metallurgical milestone, since it has required a significant advance in the quality and cleanness of the metal employed (steel or aluminium) to achieve such reliable containers, whose weight has been reduced by 30 % in twenty years, by the use of ever thinner sheet.


Cast Iron Heat Affected Zone Acicular Ferrite Trip Steel Vanadium Carbide 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Madeleine Durand-Charre
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  1. 1.Institut National Polytechnique de GrenobleFrance

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