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Heating time and holding time refer, respectively, to the time required to bring a part to temperature and the time a part is held at the required heat-treatment temperature. This article provides information on heating times and holding times with different types of furnace systems during steel hardening and tempering.

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Heating and Holding Times, Steel Heat Treating Technologies, Vol 4B, ASM Handbook, Edited By Jon L. Dossett, George E. Totten, ASM International, 2014, p 479–480,

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