Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Metal Heat Treatments

Wojciech Borek

Silesian University of Technology


Błażej Tomiczek

Silesian University of Technology


Heat Treatment Hardening Tempering Annealing Heat Treatment Innovations Technology Integrated Process Lines Powder Metallurgy Carburizing Nitriding MMC Heat Treatment Interface Reaction

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About the book

Heat treatment is a well-known but constantly improved technology aimed at changing the physical and sometimes also chemical properties of metals and alloys. The heat treatment includes processes such as heating or cooling, typically to high temperatures in order to achieve the desired result, i.e. hardening or softening a given type of material. Heat treatment includes such processes as annealing, hardening, precipitation strengthening, tempering, and quenching. The visible development of modern heat treatment techniques was initiated in the twentieth century when the relationship between heat treatment parameters and the microstructure and mechanical properties of various types of engineering materials was better studied and understood.

In this book, we would like to present a set of articles dedicated to the use of various heat treatment techniques for different types of steel as well as other engineering materials. Both the results of novel research as well as review articles, informing readers about the latest current research in the field of heat treatment, modern technologies, machines, and devices are welcome. Chapters dedicated to a detailed description of the interrelationships between processing, microstructure, mechanical properties, and other important properties are also welcome.

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Date completed: October 3rd 2019

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Expected publication date: May 11th 2020

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About the editor

Wojciech Borek

Silesian University of Technology

Dr. Wojciech Borek, Ph.D. and MSc in Engineering, is an assistant professor in the Institute of Engineering Materials and Biomaterials at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland, and a member of the association of Polish Cluster of Innovative Forging Technologies 'HEFAJSTOS.” His scientific interests include materials science, heat treatment, thermomechanical treatment, plastic deformations, and Gleeble simulations, also is a specialist in steels, stainless steel, high-manganese austenitic steels, and light alloys. He is an author and coauthor of ca. 80 scientific publications worldwide including 10 chapters in books and more than 20 publications in the Philadelphia list, he won 10 awards and honors, national and international, he is and/or was a contractor of more than 6 research and didactic projects in Poland and abroad, and a reviewer and co-promoter of numerous scientific publications, including 2 doctoral researches.

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