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This article provides a detailed discussion on various recommended heat treating practices, including normalizing, annealing, austenitizing, quenching, tempering, stress relieving, preheating, and martempering, for various low- and un-alloyed cold-work hardening tool steels. The steels discussed include water-hardening tool steels, shock-resisting tool steels, oil hardening cold-work tool steels, low-alloy special-purpose tool steels, and carbon-tungsten special-purpose tool steels.

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Rafael Agnelli Mesquita, Reinhold Schneider, Cristiane Sales Gonçalves, Heat Treating of Cold-Work Tool Steels—Low- and Un-Alloyed Water and Oil Hardening Steels, Heat Treating of Irons and Steels, Vol 4D, ASM Handbook, Edited By Jon L. Dossett, George E. Totten, ASM International, 2014, p 320–328,

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