ASM Specialty Handbook

ASM Specialty Handbook

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If you are involved with machining or metalworking or you specify materials for industrial components, this book is an absolute must. It gives you detailed and comprehensive information about the selection, processing, and properties of materials for machining and metalworking applications. They include wrought and powder metallurgy tool steels, cobalt base alloys, cemented carbides, cermets, ceramics, and ultra-hard materials. You'll find specific guidelines for optimizing machining productivity through the proper selection of cutting tool materials plus expanded coverage on the use of coatings to extend cutting tool and die life. There is also valuable information on alternative heat treatments for improving the toughness of tool and die steels. All new material on the correlation of heat treatment microstructures and properties of tool steels is supplemented with dozens of photomicrographs. Information on special tooling considerations for demanding applications such as isothermal forging, die casting of metal matrix composites, and molding of corrosive plastics is also included. And you'll learn about alternatives to ferrous materials for metalworking applications such as carbides, cermets, ceramics, and nonferrous metals like aluminum, nickel, and copper base alloys.Die plates for stamping thin or soft sheet can be made of class 25 or class 30 gray iron or carbon steel. ... Commercial guide pins are often made of SAE 1117 and then carburized, hardened, and finished to a surface roughness of 0.4 um ( 16 uin.) ... The tool steels in Table 1 are assumed to have been hardened and tempered by conventional methods to their maximum usable hardness (58 to 61 HRC).

Title:ASM Specialty Handbook
Author:Joseph R. Davis
Publisher:ASM International - 1995-01-01


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