Hardening, Tempering and Heat Treatment
by Tubal Cain

Published by Special Interest Model Books Ltd, Dorset England

150 x 210mm


ISBN 978-085242-837-5

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Extract from back cover of book:

In this valuable book Tubal Cain takes the reader beyond the superficial or the simply practical with explanations of the composition of steel, its additives, and the effects of different temperatures on its constituents. With a grasp of what changes are actually taking place in the metal the care needed in following the practical processes described becomes understandable and will lead to better and more constistent results. Flame, salt bath and furnace heating are detailed, with information on accurate measurement or recognition of temperature levels.

For the average small workshop operative or model engineer the discourses on tool material, hardening and tempering will be of most use, and in this connection this book replaces the earlier Hardening and Tempering Engineers' Tools, providing a broader-based, more detailed and up to date examination of the subject.

Photos: Black & White

Units of Measurement: Imperial


Chapter 1 - Iron & Steel

Chapter 2 - Principles of the Hardening Process

Chapter 3 - Heating and Quenching in Practice

Chapter 4 - Tempering

Chapter 5 - Heating Equipment

Chapter 6 - Casehardening

Chapter 7 - Other Heat Treatment Processes

Chapter 8 - The Measurement of Hardness

Chapter 9 - Home Construction of Furnaces

Chapter 10 - Safety Precautions

Appendix 1 - Thermocouples and Pyrometers
Appendix 2 - Carbon Steel Cutting Tools
Appendix 3 - British Standard Steel Specification Numbers
Appendix 4 - Hardness Conversions