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For pros excited by sustainable improvement and effort conservation, this finished reference offers a close evaluation and basic research of sustainability concerns linked to the aluminum undefined. It presents a benchmark in assessing a sustainable imaginative and prescient for confident monetary and environmental growth, and it could function nice reference for instructing the subsequent new release of engineers at the calls for of sustainable improvement and the appliance of life-cycle evaluate via undefined.
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Alternative Materials. This topic appears similar to dematerialization, and some definitions are appropriate. It is useful to distinguish between those technologies intended to eliminate “bad” things from the waste stream (referred to here as alternative materials) and those dematerialization technologies intended to reduce material usage, either through reduction in weight in the product or in scrap. When considering alternative materials, we must focus our attention on the materials producers and be sensitive to the source of R&D funding.
This went in two directions. On the commercial side, autos and beer cans, with their significant environmental implications, have produced fierce competitions for market share, which have driven both aluminum and steel. On the other hand, in the aerospace arena, it is government funding that was dominant as the driver for materials development. We have seen the dramatic improvement in materials properties over the last 25 years, largely driven by performance needs and often financed by the federal government.
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