STEELMAKING Basic descriptions of making carbon, alloy, stainless, and tool steel p. 4.
METALS&ALLOYS Carbon grades, types, and numbering systems; glossary p. 13.
CHEMICALCONTENT Identification factors and composition standards p. 27.
HEATTREATMENT Quenching, hardening, and other thermal modifications p. 30.
TESTINGTHEHARDNESSOFMETALS Types and comparisons; glossary p. 34.
MECHANICALPROPERTIESOFMETAL Comparisons of ductility, stresses; glossary p.41.
MANUFACTURINGPROCESSES G.L. Huyett’s distinct capabilities; glossary p. 53.
COATING,PLATING&THECOLORINGOFMETALS Finishes p. 81.
CONVERSIONCHARTS Imperial and metric p. 84.
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Metals and Alloys 13
Designations for Chemical Content 27
Designations for Heat Treatment 30
Testing the Hardness of Metals 34
Mechanical Properties of Metal 41
Manufacturing Processes 53
Manufacturing Glossary 57
Conversion Coating, Plating, and the Coloring of Metals 81
Conversion Charts 84
Links and Related Sites 89
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This document was created based on research and experience of Huyett staff.
Invaluable technical information, including statistical data contained in the tables, is from the 26th
Edition Machinery Handbook, copyrighted and published in 2000 by Industrial Press, Inc. of New York,
Steel making information and flowcharts were produced with information from the website of The
American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) 1140 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 705 Washington, D.C. 20036.
Many technical definitions are from “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Steel. . . A
Glossary of Terms and Concepts,” Summer 1998 Courtesy of Michelle Applebaum, Managing Director.
Copyright 2000, Salomon Smith Barney Inc.
Other glossary definitions are taken from “Cutting Tool Engineering” (ISSN:0011-4189) Copyright by
CTE Publications Inc. 107 W. Van Buren, Ste. 204, Chicago, IL 60605.
Information regarding differences of steel grades and their properties came from the McMaster-Carr
Supply Company website at www.mcmaster.com, copyright 2003 by the McMaster-Carr Supply
Much basic and helpful information about steel properties and usage came from Metallurgy FAQ v
1.0 Copyright 1999 Drake H. Damerau, All rights reserved, at Survivalist Books.
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relating to the manufacture and sale of non-threaded industrial fasteners. As such, this document is
not a design standard, design guide, or otherwise. G.L. Huyett in not engaged in part and product
design, because of the unknown uses of parts made or distributed by the company. Designs must be
produced and tested by our customers for individual and commercial use.
As such, Huyett assumes no liability of any kind, implied or expressed, for the accuracy, scope, and
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