The Hardening of Steel

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AT the May meeting of the Iron and Steel Institute two papers were read and discussed dealing with the theory of the hardening of steel; they gave rise to one of the most interesting discussions of the meeting. While it is, of course, obvious that the more “practical” members of the institute take no interest in these discussions, it must be borne in mind that the theories of to-day become the foundations of the practice of to-morrow, and that therefore the “practical” man cannot in the least afford to despise or ignore what he likes to dismiss as “mere theory.”

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ROSENHAIN, W. The Hardening of Steel . Nature 93, 626–627 (1914) doi:10.1038/093626a0

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