The Manufacture of Steel

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D. Van Nostrand, 1872 - Bessemer process - 193 pages
 

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Page 9 - ... or in the direct way from iron ores; it is malleable hot or cold, but not capable of being tempered. The practical man will call every intermediate product steel, which may be tempered, but which remains malleable hot and cold when not tempered, and this metal will be steel, whatever be the method followed to obtain it.
Page 9 - ... malleable hot and cold when not tempered, and this metal will be steel, whatever be the method followed to obtain it. According to this, in its properties, as well as its manufacture, steel is comprised between the limits of cast-iron and wrought-iron. It cannot even be said where steel begins or ends After all, that which distinguishes the three products is solely, as shown long since by Karsten, the relative proportions of carbon, of which a portion is simply mingled with the iron, the remainder...

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