Failure Analysis of Heat Treated Steel Components
Appendix 5: Temper Colors for Steels
Steel heated in contact with air at temperatures in the tempering range takes on various temper colors due to the formation of a thin oxide film. This appendix provides information on the cause and source of oxidation of steel and time-temperature effect on SAE 1035 steel. In addition, figures that show temper colors after heating 1035 steel in circulating air are presented.
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