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Abstract

Cast irons, like steels, are iron-carbon alloys but with higher carbon levels than steels to take advantage of eutectic solidification in the binary iron-carbon system. Like steel, heat treatment of cast iron includes stress relieving, annealing, normalizing, through hardening, and surface hardening. This chapter introduces solid-state heat treatment of iron castings, covering general considerations for heat treatment and discussing the processes, advantages, and disadvantages of heat treatment of cast iron.

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Heat Treatment of Cast Irons, Practical Heat Treating: Basic Principles, By Jon L. Dossett, ASM International, 2020, p 331–350, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.phtbp.t59310331

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