Until now, real experience could only be gained by holding scrap, looking at the form and shape and maybe with the help of a Niton or similar tool, confirm the alloy and the chemistry, allowing you to determine where this material would most likely be sold, and also determining the purchase value. Now you have a new tool in hand that answers those question easily, and far more accurately. Written by Larry M. Clark, based on his fifty-plus years of experience in buying and selling scrap, these books are the definitive tools that will help you quickly identify the characteristics of the primary elements, allowing you to identify uses and applications accurately. And with the information in these books you will learn how to market almost any grade of stainless and alloys! You can quickly be among the very best buyers/traders out there. And you won’t need fifty years.

Volume I Buying & Selling Stainless & Alloys, Including Chemistry, Characteristics & Applications

This first volume includes 463 pages of amazing information, until these books were released; this information was simply not available anywhere in the industry. Opening chapters in Volume 1 include how to recognize scrap and its uses, defining stainless steel, the categories of stainless and alloys, the characteristics of alloying elements, and the elements, symbols and applications. The book also lists the grades of stainless and alloys, defining corrosive resistant alloys, exhaust valve steel alloys, stainless alloys and their uses. There are chapters on where to find consumers of stainless and nickel alloys, and an important chapter on understanding the difference between wrought and cast alloys. Volume 1 also includes chapters on determining the values of alloys and segregating alloy by consumers pricing. Learn about 18/8 stainless steel elements, and the facts about refractory alloys. And finally, there’s a great chapter on where to find scrap as well as tips on purchasing. And best of all, the book includes a complete glossary of industry terms.

Volume II   Applications & Uses of Stainless & Alloys, A Reference Guide

This 217 page reference guide includes 3,367 Stainless and Alloy products listed in alphabetical order for fast, easy, and accurate information. Chapter 1 lists all the Applications and Uses of Stainless and Alloys. Chapter ll lists all the Applications of Aircraft and Land Based Engines. This invaluable information has never before been available! But now you have everything you need to know to be a successful buyer and seller in an industry that is growing rapidly. 

Until now, real experience could only be gained by holding scrap, looking at the form and shape and maybe with the help of a Niton or similar tool, confirm the alloy and the chemistry, allowing you to determine where this material would most likely be sold, and also determining the purchase value. Now you have a new tool in hand that answers those question easily, and far more accurately. Written by Larry M. Clark, based on his fifty-plus years of experience in buying and selling scrap, these books are the definitive tools that will help you quickly identify the characteristics of the primary elements, allowing you to identify uses and applications accurately. And with the information in these books you will learn how to market almost any grade of stainless and alloys! You can quickly be among the very best buyers/traders out there. And you won’t need fifty years.