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(1) Engineering Steels (2) The Case-Hardening of Steel: An Illustrated Exposition of the Changes in Structure and Properties induced in Steels by Cementation and Allied Processes (3) Iron-Founding

Abstract

(1) THE advance of metallurgy in recent years has placed at the disposal of the engineer a wide range of new materials, including alloy steels which so far surpass the older, plain carbon steels in strength and toughness as to constitute a new class of metals. In the face of such diversity the engineer finds difficulty in selecting the most suitable material for a given purpose, and is not in a position to judge between the products offered by manufacturers, or recommended by specialists. There are in existence many excellent memoirs and a few books on the subject, but they are written for the metallurgist, and assume a technical knowledge that lies outside the usual field of study of the engineer. It is highly desirable that the user of a metal should understand its properties as well as the maker, and Dr. Aitchison has made the attempt, largely successful, to describe the steels now available for engineering purposes, without assuming a knowledge of chemistry or metallurgy.

(1) Engineering Steels.

By Dr. L. Aitchison. (Reconstructive Technical Series.) Pp. xxxi + 348 + 48 plates. (London: Macdonald and Evans, 1921.) 25s. net.

(2) The Case-Hardening of Steel: An Illustrated Exposition of the Changes in Structure and Properties induced in Steels by Cementation and Allied Processes.

By H. Brearley. Second edition. Pp. xi + 207. (London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1921.) 16s. net.

(3) Iron-Founding.

By B. Whiteley. (Pitman's Common Commodities and Industries.) Pp. 131. (London: Sir I. Pitman and Sons, Ltd., 1921.) 3s. net.

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