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Typical Oil-fired Furnaces
Several types of standard oil-fired furnaces are shown herew...

The Influence Of Size
The size of the piece influences the physical properties obta...

Hardening High-speed Steels
We will now take up the matter of hardening high-speed steels...

Temperature For Annealing
Theoretically, annealing should be accomplished at a tempera...

Fatigue Tests
It has been known for fifty years that a beam or rod would fa...

Heat-treating Department
The heat-treating department occupies an L-shaped building. ...

Suggestions For Handling High-speed Steels
The following suggestions for handling high-speed steels are ...

Forging High-speed Steel
Heat very slowly and carefully to from 1,800 to 2,000 deg.F....

Chromium
Chromium when alloyed with steel, has the characteristic func...

Annealing Of High-speed Steel
For annealing high-speed steel, some makers recommend using g...

Lathe And Planer Tools
FORGING.--Gently warm the steel to remove any chill, is parti...

Rate Of Cooling
At the option of the manufacturer, the above treatment of gea...

Carbon Steels For Different Tools
All users of tool steels should carefully study the different...

Tensile Properties
Strength of a metal is usually expressed in the number of pou...

Calibration Of Pyrometer With Common Salt
An easy and convenient method for standardization and one whi...

The Theory Of Tempering
Steel that has been hardened is generally harder and more br...

Heavy Forging Practice
In heavy forging practice where the metal is being worked at...

Open Hearth Process
The open hearth furnace consists of a big brick room with a l...

The Effect Of Tempering On Water-quenched Gages
The following information has been supplied by Automatic and ...

Restoring Overheated Steel
The effect of heat treatment on overheated steel is shown gra...



Carbon Tool Steel






Category: THE FORGING OF STEEL

Heat to a bright red, about 1,500 to 1,550 deg.F.
Do not hammer steel when it cools down to a dark cherry red, or
just below its hardening point, as this creates surface cracks.





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