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This article discusses the properties, behaviors, and uses of cobalt and its alloys. It explains how cobalt alloys are categorized and describes the commercial designations and grades that are available. It also provides composition information and explains how alloying elements and carbides affect toughness, hardness, ductility, and strength as well as resistance to heat, corrosion, and wear.

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Cobalt and Cobalt Alloys, Alloying: Understanding the Basics, Edited By J.R. Davis, ASM International, 2001, p 540–549,

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