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Heat Treating of Irons and Steels

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Jon L. Dossett
Jon L. Dossett
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George E. Totten
George E. Totten
Portland State University
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Selecting Steels for Case Hardening[1]

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58 - 67
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October 30, 2014


Case hardening involves various methods and each method has unique characteristics and different considerations in the selection of steels This article reviews the various grades of carburizing steels, carbonitriding steels, nitriding steels, and steels for induction, or flame hardening. This review is based on their process characteristics, compositions, applications, and mechanical properties, which help in selecting steels for case hardening.

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2014. "Selecting Steels for Case Hardening", Heat Treating of Irons and Steels, Jon L. Dossett, George E. Totten

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