Skip to Main Content
Skip Nav Destination


This article focuses on the cooling process and related transformation behavior of steel wires during patenting to identify a physical metallurgical basis for the development of nontoxic alternatives to molten lead for wire patenting. It describes the materials required, the procedures, and the results of cooling curve analysis. The article schematically summarizes the cooling behaviors of the various cooling media and the microstructure of the pearlite transformation in a lead bath.

You do not currently have access to this chapter.
Don't already have an account? Register

Xinmin Luo, George E. Totten, Wire Cooling Curve Analysis, Steel Heat Treating Technologies, Vol 4B, ASM Handbook, Edited By Jon L. Dossett, George E. Totten, ASM International, 2014, p 310–314,

Download citation file:

Close Modal

or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal