Have you looked at your car lately? Most likely, other than needing washed and a coat of wax, the body is rust free. Most car owners, including me, take this pretty much for granted today, but just a couple of decades ago, we were always on the lookout for the tell tale signs of blisters in certain areas of the car body where rust was beginning. It's amazing what the auto industry worldwide has done to keep car bodies looking like new-from 6 to 10+ years.
So what, you ask? I make note of this because of seeing an obituary for Nicholas Ross who passed away in January 2004. Nick spent 40 years with then Ajax Magnethermic Corp. (Warren, Ohio) and then started his own consulting company in 1986. Among the many technical achievements of Nick Ross was his invention of the induction galvanneal process patented in 1988, which revolutionized the use of this coating technology to hinder corrosion on auto sheet steel, as well as other applications. Most of the automobiles made in the world today contain a large percentage of galvanneal steel manufactured using the induction galvanneal process.