This book is a hands-on guide to the metallurgy, theory, and practice of induction heat treating. The focus is on providing practical information that will be useful to shop floor personnel, heat treaters, engineers, and metallurgists. The book provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects related to induction heat treatment, from basic concepts to equipment, operating parameters, process analysis, quality control, and standardization. Several appendices provide useful design information, production guidelines, and reference data. The author, Dick Haimbaugh, has over 50 years of experience in commercial induction heat treating. One of his responsibilities has been to train personnel for all aspects of induction heat treating, including set up, production, inspection, quality control, and cost analysis.
Contents include: Heat Treating of Metal; Theory of Heating by Induction; Induction Heat Treating Systems; Induction Coils; Heat Treating Basics; Quenching; Tempering; Cleaning and Rust Protection; Decarburization and Defects; Applications of Induction Heat Treatment; Induction Heat Treating Process Analysis; Standards and Inspection; Nonconforming Product and Process Problems; Quality Control; Maintenance; Appendices: Metallurgical Definitions, Scan Hardening, Induction Coil Design and Fabrication, Quench System Design, Induction Tempering, Tempering Curves, Hardenability Curves; and Index.