ACCORDION REED STEEL
Hardened, tempered, polished and blued or yellow flat steel with dressed edges. Carbon content about1.00%. Material has to possess good flatness, uniform hardness and high elasticity.
Brittleness resulting from pickling steel in acid; hydrogen, formed by the interaction between iron andacid, is partially absorbed by the metal, causing acid brittleness.
A process of making steel, either Bessemer, open-hearth or electric, in which the furnace is lined with asiliceous refractory and for which low phosphorous pig iron is required as this element is not removed.
The term has no reference to the acidity of the steel. (See Acid Process.)
The term as applied to soft or low carbon steels, relates to slow, gradual changes that take place inproperties of steels after the final treatment. These changes, which bring about a condition of increasedhardness, elastic limit, and tensile strength with a consequent loss in ductility, occur during the period inwhich the steel is at normal temperatures.
Spontaneous change in the physical properties of some metals, which occurs on standing, atatmospheric temperatures after final cold working or after a final heat treatment. Frequently synonymouswith the term “ Age-Hardening.”
Cooling of the heated metal, intermediate in rapidity between slow furnace cooling and quenching, inwhich the metal is permitted to stand in the open air.
AIR HARDENING STEEL
Alloy steel which may be hardened by cooling in air from a temperature above the transformation range.Such steels attain their martensitic structure without going through the quenching process. Additions ofchromium, nickel, molybdenum and manganese are effective toward this end.
Steels of the American Iron and Steel Institute. Common and alloy steels have been numbered in asystem essentially the same as the SAE. The AISI system is more elaborate than the SAE in that allnumbers are preceded by letters: “A” represents basic open-hearth alloy steel, “B” acid Bessemer carbonsteel, “C” basic open-hearth carbon steel, “CB” either acid Bessemer or basic open-hearth carbon steel,“E” electric furnace alloy steel.
The common name for a type of clad wrought aluminum products, such as sheet and wire, with coatingsof high-purity aluminum or an aluminum alloy different from the core alloy in composition. The coatingsare anodic to the core so they protect exposed areas on the core electrolytically during exposure tocorrosive environments.
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