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This chapter discusses the evolution of engineering alloy steels, namely chromium, nickel, and nickel-chromium alloy steels. The discussion includes the automotive demand and development of specifications for the alloy steels. It also covers various research on heat treatment of alloy steels, providing information on hardening, transformation of austenite, hardenability testing, and tempering of as-quenched martensite.

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The History of Engineering Alloy Steels, The History of Metals in America, By Charles R. Simcoe;Edited By Frances Richards, ASM International, 2018, p 59–72,

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