ASM International Publishes Comprehensive Resource Practical Heat Treating: Basic Principles

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ASM International publishes Practical Heat Treating: Basic Principles by Jon L. Dossett in print and in the ASM Digital Library.

ASM International publishes Practical Heat Treating: Basic Principles by Jon L. Dossett in print and in the ASM Digital Library. This book is an excellent resource and introductory guide on the practical “whys and therefore” of heat treatment including the tips and useful look-up information of a perennial reference book. With in-depth and comprehensive coverage, it details many practical implications of heat treatment in terms of material and process selection and structure and property development, with insights on doing it right or more reliably.

Derived from author Jon L. Dossett’s decades of experience, this book describes the basic principles of heat-treating technology in clear, concise, and practical terms for students, emerging professionals, production personnel, and manufacturing or design engineers. Each chapter is amply illustrated with charts and supported by current or classic references for background or further reading.

Chapters detail the basic metallurgy of heat treatment and the microstructural effects of heat treat processes on the major types of steels and nonferrous alloys. Extensive coverage is given to the reliable, effective, and cost-conscious heat treatment of carbon and low-alloy steels. Tool steels and stainless steels are also covered, along with a chapter that outlines the basic principles in heat treating aluminum alloys, titanium alloys, nickel alloys, magnesium alloys, and others.

Practical Heat Treating: Basic Principles ($220.00, $165.00 ASM Members, hardcover ISBN: 9781627083249) is available at or by calling the ASM International Member Service Center at 800.336.5152. Access to the digital version of Practical Heat Treating: Basic Principles ($75.00, $59.00 ASM Members, one-year single user access, EISBN: 9781627083263) is available in the ASM Digital Library.

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