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An Automatic Temperature Control Pyrometer
Automatic temperature control instruments are similar to the ...

Chrome-nickel Steel
Forging heat of chrome-nickel steel depends very largely on ...

Preventing Decarbonization Of Tool Steel
It is especially important to prevent decarbonization in such...

Oil-hardening Steel
Heat slowly and uniformly to 1,450 deg.F. and forge thorough...

Annealing In Bone
Steel and cast iron may both be annealed in granulated bone. ...

Nickel
Nickel may be considered as the toughest among the non-rare a...

Carbon Tool Steel
Heat to a bright red, about 1,500 to 1,550 deg.F. Do not ham...

Silicon
SILICON is a very widespread element (symbol Si), being an es...

Carburizing Low-carbon Sleeves
Low-carbon sleeves are carburized and pushed on malleable-ir...

Quality And Structure
The quality of high-speed steel is dependent to a very great ...

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

Introduction Of Carbon
The matter to which these notes are primarily directed is the...

Steel Can Be Worked Cold
As noted above, steel can be worked cold, as in the case of ...

Double Annealing
Water annealing consists in heating the piece, allowing it to...

Steel Worked In Austenitic State
As a general rule steel should be worked when it is in the a...

S A E Heat Treatments
The Society of Automotive Engineers have adopted certain heat...

Ebbw Vale And The Bessemer Process
After his British Association address in August 1856, Besseme...

Heating
Although it is possible to work steels cold, to an extent de...

Pyrometry And Pyrometers
A knowledge of the fundamental principles of pyrometry, or th...

Crucible Steel
Crucible steel is still made by melting material in a clay or...



Corrosion






Category: ALLOYS AND THEIR EFFECT UPON STEEL

This steel like any other steel when distorted by cold
working is more sensitive to corrosion and will rust. Rough cut
surfaces will rust. Surfaces finished with a fine cut are less
liable to rust. Ground and polished surfaces are practically immune
to rust.

When chromium content is increased to 16 to 18 per cent and silicon
is added, from 2 to 4 per cent, this steel becomes rust proof in
its raw state, as soon as the outside surface is removed. It does
not need to be heat-treated in any way. These compositions are
both patented.

S. A. E. STANDARD STEELS

The following steel specifications are considered standard by the
Society of Automotive Engineers and represents automobile practice in
this country. These tables give the S. A. E. number, the composition
of the steel and the heat treatment. These are referred to by
letter--the heat treatments being given in detail on pages 134
to 137 in Chap. 8. It should be noted that the percentage of the
different ingredients desired is the mean, or halfway between the
minimum and maximum.

TABLE 4.--CARBON STEELS
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S. A. E. Carbon Manganese
Specification(minimum and (minimum and Phosphorus Sulphur Heat
no. maximum) maximum) (maximum) (maximum) treatment
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1,010 0.05 to 0.15 0.30 to 0.60 0.045 0.05 Quench at 1,500
1,020 0.15 to 0.25 0.30 to 0.60 0.045 0.05 A or B
1,025 0.20 to 0.30 0.50 to 0.80 0.045 0.05 H

1,035 0.30 to 0.40 0.50 to 0.80 0.045 0.05 H, D or E
1,045 0.40 to 0.50 0.50 to 0.80 0.045 0.05 H, D or E
1,095 0.90 to 1.05 0.25 to 0.50 0.040 0.05 F
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TABLE 5.--SCREW STOCK
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S. A. E. Carbon Manganese Phosphorus Sulphur
Specification no. (maximum)
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1,114 0.08 to 0.20 0.30 to 0.80 0.12 0.06 to 0.12
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TABLE 6.--NICKEL STEELS
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S. A. E. Phosphorus
Specification (maximum)
no. ---- /
Carbon Manganese Sulphur Nickel Heat
(minimum and(minimum and (maximum)(minimum andtreatment
maximum) maximum) maximum)
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2,315 0.10 to 0.200.50 to 0.80 0.04 0.045 3.25 to 3.75G, H or K
2,320 0.15 to 0.250.50 to 0.80 0.04 0.045 3.25 to 3.75G, H or K
2,330 0.25 to 0.350.50 to 0.80 0.04 0.045 3.25 to 3.75 H or K

2,335 0.30 to 0.400.50 to 0.80 0.04 0.045 3.25 to 3.75 H or K
2,340 0.35 to 0.450.50 to 0.80 0.04 0.045 3.25 to 3.75 H or K
2,345 0.40 to 0.500.50 to 0.80 0.04 0.045 3.25 to 3.75 H or K
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TABLE 7.--NICKEL-CHROMIUM STEELS
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S. A. E. Phosphorus Sulphur
Specification (maximum)(maximum) Heat
no. ------ ------ ---- treatment
Carbon Manganese Nickel Chromium
(minimum and(minimum and (minimum and(minimum and
maximum) maximum) maximum) maximum)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
3,1200.15 to 0.250.50 to 0.800.040.0451.00 to 1.500.45 to 0.75*G,H or D
3,1250.20 to 0.300.50 to 0.800.040.0451.00 to 1.500.45 to 0.75*H,D or E
3,1300.25 to 0.350.50 to 0.800.040.0451.00 to 1.500.45 to 0.75*H,D or E

3,1350.30 to 0.400.50 to 0 800.040.0451.00 to 1.500.45 to 0 75*H,D or E
3,1400.35 to 0.450.50 to 0.800.040.0451.00 to 1.500.45 to 0.75*H,D or E
3,2200.15 to 0.250.30 to 0.600.040.0401.50 to 2.000.90 to 1.25 G,H or D

3,2300.25 to 0.350.30 to 0.600.040.0401.50 to 2.000.90 to 1.25 H or D
3,2400.35 to 0.450.30 to 0.600.040.0401.50 to 2.000.90 to 1.25 H or D
3,2500.45 to 0.550.30 to 0.600.040.0401.50 to 2.000.90 to 1.25 M or Q

X3,3150.10 to 0.200.45 to 0.750.040.0402.75 to 3.250.60 to 0.95 G
X3,3350.30 to 0.400.45 to 0.750.040.0402.75 to 3.250.60 to 0.95 P or R
X3,3500.45 to 0.550.45 to 0.750.040.0402.75 to 3.250.60 to 0.95 P or R

3,3200.15 to 0.250.30 to 0.600.040.0403.25 to 3.751.25 to 1.75 L
3,3300.25 to 0.350.30 to 0.600.040.0403.25 to 3.751.25 to 1.75 P or R
3,3400.35 to 0.450.30 to 0.600.040.0403.25 to 3.751.25 to 1.75 P or R
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* Another grade of this type of steel is available with chromium content
of 0.15 per cent to 45 per cent. It has somewhat lower physical properties.

TABLE 8.--CHROMIUM STEELS
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S. A. E.
Specification
no. --- Carbon Manganese Chromium
(minimum and(minimum andPhosphorusSulphur (minimum and Heat
maximum) maximum) (maximum) (maximum) maximum) treatment
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5,120 0.15 to 0.25 * 0.04 0.045 0.65 to 0.85 B
5,140 0.35 to 0.45 * 0.04 0.045 0.65 to 0.85 H or D
5,165 0.60 to 0.70 * 0.04 0.045 0.65 to 0.85 H or D

5,195 0.90 to 1.050.20 to 0.45 0.03 0.03 0.90 to 1.10M, P or R
51,120 1.10 to 1.300.20 to 0.45 0.03 0.03 0.90 to 1.10M, P or R
5,295 0.90 to 1.050.20 to 0.45 0.03 0.03 1.10 to 1.30M, P or R
52,120 1.10 to 1.300.20 to 0.45 0.03 0.03 1.10 to 1.30M, P or R
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--Two types of steel are available in this class, one with manganese 0.25
to 0.50 per cent (0.35 per cent desired), and silicon not over 0.20 per
cent; the other with manganese 0.60 to 0.80 per cent (0.70 per cent
desired), and silicon 0.15 to 0.50 per cent.

TABLE 9.--CHROMIUM-VANADIUM STEELS
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S. A. E. Phosphorus Sulphur Vanadium
Specification (maximum)(maximum) (minimum)
no. ------ -- / -
Carbon Manganese Chromium Heat
(minimum and(minimum and (minimum and treatment
maximum) maximum) maximum)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
6,120 0.15 to 0.250.50 to 0.80 0.04 0.04 0.80 to 1.10 0.15 S
6,125 0.20 to 0.300.50 to 0.80 0.04 0.04 0.80 to 1.10 0.15 S or T
6,130 0.25 to 0.350.50 to 0.80 0.04 0.04 0.80 to 1.10 0.15 T or U
6,135 0.30 to 0.400.50 to 0.80 0.04 0.04 0.80 to 1.10 0.15 T or U
6,140 0.35 to 0.450.50 to 0.80 0.04 0.04 0.80 to 1.10 0.15 T or U
6,145 0.40 to 0.500.50 to 0.80 0.04 0.04 0.80 to 1.10 0.15 U
6,150 0.45 to 0.550.50 to 0.80 0.04 0.04 0.80 to 1.10 0.15 U
6,195 0.90 to 1.050.20 to 0.45 0.03 0.03 0.80 to 1.10 0.15 U
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TABLE 10.--SILICO-MANGANESE STEELS
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S. A. E.
Specification
no. ----- Carbon Manganese Silicon
(minimum and(minimum andPhosphorusSulphur (minimum and Heat
maximum) maximum) (maximum) (maximum) maximum) treatment
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9,250 0.45 to 0.550.60 to 0.80 0.045* 0.045 1.80 to 2.10 V
9,260 0.55 to 0.650.50 to 0.70 0.045* 0.045 1.50 to 1.80 V
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* Steel made by the acid process may contain maximum 0.05 phosphorus.





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