Are there any metallurgyfags who lurk here? If so, what resources can you recommend an anon who just wants to learn the piss-easy shit of this subject?
>inb4 google.com and people making this a scientist vs. engineer thread
Majority of engineers take a fairly large course that serves as an introduction to Materials Sciences.
My book for that class was called "Materials Sciences and Engineering: An Introduction".
There are a billion similar books out there. They all cover roughly the same material.
You'll struggle to understand without a decent grasp on first-year engineering concepts (think, basic Chemistry and Mechanics)
STEM graduate who later worked in a steel factory here. I just wanted to say that OP's pic instantly reminded me of the material we'd work with.
Although just to look at the picture, I'd guess that pic related is tin, not steel. We had a minority of items we'd do in tin. Copper was a thing before my time, but they got out of that.
A (historical) book on the subject is De Re Metallica, which was translated into English by future president Herbert Hoover, himself an engineer at the time.