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Joseph R. Davis
Joseph R. Davis
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Heat Treating



This article discusses different heat treating techniques, including quenching, homogenizing, annealing, stress relieving, stress equalizing, quench hardening, strain hardening, tempering, solution heat treating, and precipitation heat treating (age hardening) for different grades of aluminum alloys, copper alloys, magnesium alloys, nickel and nickel alloys, and titanium and titanium alloys and its product forms.


This article discusses different types of joining processes, including welding, brazing, soldering, mechanical fastening, and adhesive bonding. It examines two broad classes of welding: fusion welding and solid-state welding. The article discusses the process selection considerations for welding, brazing, and soldering. It also describes joint design considerations such as selection of weld joints and welds.

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1998. "Heat Treating", Metals Handbook Desk Edition, Joseph R. Davis

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