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Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 9
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2004
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v09.a0003763
EISBN: 978-1-62708-177-1
... Abstract This article describes the microstructure and metallographic practices used for medium- to high-carbon steels as well as for low-alloy steels. It explains the microstructural constituents of plain carbon and low-alloy steels, including ferrite, pearlite, and cementite. The article...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 4A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2013
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v04a.a0005796
EISBN: 978-1-62708-165-8
... of shallow-hardening, low-carbon, plain carbon, and low-alloy medium-carbon steels ranging from classical fracture and etching, Grossmann hardenability, and Jominy end-quench testing to manual and computerized computational methods. The article then uses this as a backdrop for the implementation of the core...
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Published: 09 June 2014
Fig. 14 Magnetic properties of steel. (a) Effect of temperature and magnetic field intensity on relative magnetic permeability of medium-carbon steel. (b) Effect of carbon content on Curie temperature of plain carbon steel at a sufficiently slow heating rate. Source: Ref 1 More
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Published: 01 November 2010
Fig. 8 Magnetic properties of steel. (a) Effect of temperature field intensity on relative magnetic permeability of medium-carbon steel. (b) Effect of carbon content on Curie temperature of plain carbon steel at a heating rate less than 70 °C/s. Source: Ref 1 More
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 4D
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2014
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v04d.a0005949
EISBN: 978-1-62708-168-9
... tempering time-temperature-transformation diagram Introduction PLAIN CARBON STEELS are by far the most frequently used steel and are generally categorized according to their carbon content as follows: Low-carbon steels containing up to 0.30 wt% C Medium-carbon steels are similar to low...
Book: Machining
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 16
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1989
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v16.a0002179
EISBN: 978-1-62708-188-7
... of Medium-Carbon Steels Metal removal during the turning of medium-carbon steel occurs by both plastic shear and microcracking. These plain carbon steels contain 40 to 75% pearlite. The cementite phase, which is hard and nondeformable, causes microvoids in the shear zone that enhance metal removal...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 4A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2013
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v04a.a0005776
EISBN: 978-1-62708-165-8
... are summarized in Appendix 2 . Effects of Steel Composition Although the properties of alloy steels are improved by the compound and diffusion layers, relatively greater improvement is achieved with plain carbon steels of low and medium carbon content. For example, the improvement in fatiguestrength...
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Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003098
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
... lists the specification requirements given in ASTM standards and in SAE J435c. Steel castings are classified according to their carbon or alloy composition into four general groups. Carbon steel castings account for three of these groups: low-carbon steel castings with less than 0.20″ carbon, medium...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003103
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
...; and the quenching medium that should be used in hardening. alloying carbon steels hardenability hardenability testing heat-treated products quenching of steel HARDENABILITY OF STEEL is the property that determines the depth and distribution of hardness induced by quenching. Steels that exhibit deep...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 4D
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2014
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v04d.a0005951
EISBN: 978-1-62708-168-9
... are sometimes used in special applications. Carburizing steels can be plain carbon or alloy steels containing small amounts of alloying elements, typically manganese, chromium, nickel, and molybdenum. These alloying additions are intended to either increase hardenability or enhance other properties...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 4F
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 February 2024
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v04F.a0006996
EISBN: 978-1-62708-450-5
... to harden, to air-hardening steels. Hardenability Basics Plain carbon and low- and medium-alloy steels are typically hardened by heating to the austenitizing temperature and then cooling sufficiently fast to form the desired structure, typically martensite to maximize the attainable strength...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 1
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1990
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v01.a0001018
EISBN: 978-1-62708-161-0
... Low- or medium-carbon steel ASTM A 307 Low-carbon steel SAE grade 2 Low- or medium-carbon steel SAE grade 5 Medium-carbon steel, quenched and tempered ASTM A 449 SAE grade 5.1 Low- or medium-carbon steel, quenched and tempered SAE grade 5.2 Low-carbon martensite steel...
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By Malcolm Blair
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 1
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1990
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v01.a0001023
EISBN: 978-1-62708-161-0
.... Highly stressed steel castings for aircraft and for high-pressure or high-temperature service must pass rigid nondestructive inspection. heat treatment high-carbon steel castings low-alloy steel castings low-carbon steel castings mechanical properties medium-carbon steel castings...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 4A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2013
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v04a.a0005811
EISBN: 978-1-62708-165-8
... temperature (Ac 1 ) for any given steel is lower with nitrogen, thus allowing for lower transformation temperatures during carbonitriding as compared to carburizing. Nitrogen also increases the hardenability of the case so that many plain low-carbon steels respond to carbonitriding and oil quenching...
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Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003196
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
... ; that is, above Ac 3 for hypoeutectoid steels and above A cm for hypereutectoid steels. Fig. 2 Partial iron-iron carbide phase diagram showing typical normalizing range for plain carbon steels Uses A broad range of ferrous products can be normalized. All of the standard low-carbon, medium...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 1
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1990
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v01.a0001033
EISBN: 978-1-62708-161-0
... of the various attributes of carbon and alloy steels on machining characteristics. It lists the relative machinability ratings for some plain carbon steels, standard resulfurized steels, and several alloy steels. The addition of lead to carbon steels is one of the means of increasing the machinability...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 13B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v13b.a0003811
EISBN: 978-1-62708-183-2
... approximately the same corrosion resistance in the same environments. More detailed information in the articles “Corrosion of Wrought Carbon Steels” and “Corrosion of Wrought Low-Alloy Steels” in this Volume is applicable to cast alloys. Plain carbon steel and some of the low-alloy steels do not ordinarily...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 1
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1990
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v01.a0001011
EISBN: 978-1-62708-161-0
.... Low-alloy steel sheet and strip are used primarily for applications that require the mechanical properties normally obtained by heat treatment. The descriptors of quality used for hot-rolled plain carbon steel sheet and strip and cold-rolled plain carbon steel sheet include structural quality...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 4A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2013
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v04a.a0005771
EISBN: 978-1-62708-165-8
... hardening because less expensive low-carbon and medium-carbon steels can be surface hardened with minimal problems of distortion and cracking associated with the through hardening of thick sections. Engineering methods for surface hardening of steels Table 1 Engineering methods for surface hardening...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 4A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2013
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v04a.a0005810
EISBN: 978-1-62708-165-8
... to austempering include: Plain carbon steels containing 0.50 to 1.00% C and a minimum of 0.60% Mn High-carbon steels containing more than 0.90% C and, possibly, a little less than 0.60% Mn Certain carbon steels (such as 1041) with a carbon content of less than 0.50% but with manganese content...