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Steel Heat Treating Fundamentals and Processes

Edited by
Jon L. Dossett
Jon L. Dossett
Consultant
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George E. Totten
George E. Totten
Portland State University
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ASM International
Volume
4A
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-165-8
Publication date:
2013
Book Chapter

Introduction to Surface Hardening of Steels[1]

By
Michael J. Schneider
Michael J. Schneider
Revising author
The Timken Company
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Madhu S. Chatterjee
Madhu S. Chatterjee
Revising author
Bodycote
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Published:
2013
Page range:
389 - 398
Publication history
July 01, 2013

Abstract

Surface hardening improves the wear resistance of steel parts. This article focuses exclusively on the methods that involve surface and subsurface modification without any intentional buildup or increase in part dimensions. These include diffusion methods, such as carburizing, nitriding, carbonitriding, and austenitic and ferritic nitrocarburizing, as well as selective-hardening methods, such as laser transformation hardening, electron beam hardening, ion implantation, selective carburizing, and surface hardening with arc lamps. The article also discusses the factors affecting the choice of these surface-hardening methods.

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Michael J. Schneider, Madhu S. Chatterjee, 2013. "Introduction to Surface Hardening of Steels", Steel Heat Treating Fundamentals and Processes, Jon L. Dossett, George E. Totten

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