Tool Steels, 5th Edition

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ASM International, 1998 - TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING - 364 pages
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This is the best comprehensive overview of tool steels I have seen.


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Page 1 - Chromium 0.95-1.05 0.25-0.45 0.20-0.40 1.25-175 — — 0.30-0.50 certain hand tools, precision gages, or in mechanical fixtures for cutting, shaping, forming, and blanking of materials at either cold or elevated temperatures. This definition is not intended to include that type of tonnage production open hearth steel used in the manufacture of ordinary mechanics...
Page 342 - An account of this research is outside the scope of this book, and the reader is referred to the work of Gilgen (236) and the critical review by Grandjean, Gilgen and Battig (238).
Page 3 - And as when armourers temper in the ford The keen-edged pole-axe, or the shining sword, The red-hot metal hisses in the lake, Thus in his eye-ball hiss'd the plunging stake.
Page 17 - Table 6 (continued) a) A, air cool; B, brine quench; O. oil quench; S, salt bath quench; W. water quench, (b) After tempering in temperature range normally recommended for this steel, (c) Carburized case hardness, (d) After aging at 5 10 to 550 C (950 to 1025 F).

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Pamala and Richard Kennedy have been married for over 30 years and have three children and four grandchildren. Pamala has a degree in communications and is the author of Where Have All the Lovers Gone? Richard has earned several academic degrees, and his most recent fulltime position was as senior pastor of Los Gatos Christian Church, Los Gatos, California. They live in Owasso, Oklahoma, having moved from California after Richard's early retirement.

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