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This chapter is a detailed account of heat treating techniques for cast irons (gray and ductile), providing the reader with a basic understanding of the differences among various types of cast irons and the concept of carbon equivalent. The types of heat treatments discussed are stress relieving, annealing, normalizing, surface hardening, quenching, martempering, austempering, and flame and induction hardening.

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Heat Treating of Cast Irons, Practical Heat Treating: Second Edition, 2nd ed., By Jon L. Dosset, Howard E. Boyer, ASM International, 2006, p 207–229,

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