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This article provides an overview of heat treatment processes, namely, solution heat treatment, quenching, and natural and artificial aging. It contains a table that lists various heat treatment tempers commonly practiced for nonferrous castings. The article describes microstructural changes that occur due to the heat treatment of cast alloys.

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Sujoy Krishna Chaudhury, Heat Treatment, Casting, Vol 15, ASM Handbook, Edited By Srinath Viswanathan, Diran Apelian, Raymond J. Donahue, Babu DasGupta, Michael Gywn, John L. Jorstad, Raymond W. Monroe, Mahi Sahoo, Thomas E. Prucha, Daniel Twarog, ASM International, 2008, p 404–407,

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