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ASM International Publishes Updated English Translation of "Metallography of Steels"


"Metallography of Steels" is an Important Resource for the Processing, Treatment, and Application of Steels and Cast Irons.

MATERIALS PARK, Ohio (PRWEB) September 10, 2018

"Metallography of Steels: Interpretation of Structure and the Effects of Processing" is a valuable reference publication that combines a metallographic atlas for steels and cast irons, and an introductory textbook covering the fundamentals of phase transformations and heat treatment of these materials. Every important stage of processing, from casting to cold working is clearly discussed and copiously illustrated with metallographs that show the obtained structures, both desired and those achieved when deviations occur.

First published in 1951 by Professor Hubertus Colpaert from the Institute for Technological Research (IPT) of São Paulo, Brazil, this book became one of the most important Brazilian references for professionals interested in the processing, treatment, and application of steels and cast irons. In this Fourth Edition and English translation, updated and translated by Professor André Luiz V. da Costa e Silva, the concept of the original edition was preserved. Important developments in the areas of metallographic characterization and steel and iron products were added. Progress in the understanding of the transformations that made the extraordinary developments of these alloys possible was also added to the new edition.

Most metallographs are of actual industrial materials, and a large number originate from industry leaders or laboratories at the forefront of steel and iron development. As steel continues to be the most widely used metallic material in the world, "Metallography of Steels" continues to be an essential reference for students, metallographers, and engineers interested in understanding processing-properties-structure relationships of the material. The balance between theoretical and applied information makes this book a useful resource even for experienced steel practitioners.

"Metallography of Steels: Interpretation of Structure and the Effects of Processing" ($199.00, $149.00 ASM Members, 699 pages, hardcover ISBN: 978-1-62708-148-1, eBook EISBN: 978-1-62708-149-8) is available at or by calling the ASM International Service Center at 440-338-5151

ASM International connects materials professionals and their organizations to the resources necessary to provide professional development and to improve materials performance. As the world's largest and most established materials information society, ASM engages members through a global network of peers and provides access to trusted materials information through reference content and data, education courses, international events, and applied research.

To learn more about ASM International, visit or call 440.338.5151 to speak with an ASM International representative.

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