The History of Stainless Steel describes the discoveries of the five classes of stainless steel and the refining of these alloys, which have found use in innumerable industries, in the home, in architecture and in transportation. Stories cover everything from the making of consumer goods and iconic structures such as the Chrysler building and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
As stainless steel nears the hundredth anniversary of its discovery, this publication provides a fitting perspective on the role this vital material plays in our modern life. Aptly called the miracle metal by the renowned metallurgist Carl Zapffe, stainless steel is not only a metallurgical marvel, but its history provides an equally fascinating story of curiosity, competitive persistence, and entrepreneurial spirit.
The History of Stainless Steel