This book covers the technology of inspection of metals, the main emphasis on final part inspection at the manufacturing facility or on receipt at the user's facility.
The unique feature of this book is that it provides an intermediate level introduction to the different methods used to inspect metals and finished parts and a more detailed review of the specific inspection methods for important metal product forms.
The book is divided into two parts: Part I gives the basics of the most important methods used for inspection and testing, while Part II covers the types of methods used to inspect different classes of metallic parts.
The advantages and limitations of each method are discussed, including when other methods may be warranted.
In particular, the chapters on specific product forms (e.g., castings) compare the different inspection methods and why they are used.