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This chapter discusses the processes involved in heat treating of stainless steels, providing information on the classification, chemical compositions, and corrosion resistance of stainless steels. Five groups of stainless steels are discussed: austenitic, ferritic, martensitic, precipitation-hardening, and duplex grades. The chapter also describes the heat treatment conditions that should be followed for processing of stainless steels.

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Flame and Induction Hardening, Practical Heat Treating: Second Edition, 2nd ed., By Jon L. Dosset, Howard E. Boyer, ASM International, 2006, p 159–173,

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