I have just completed writing a chapter for a new Heat Treatment of Iron and Steel Encyclopedia on the subject of nitriding. During the writing of that chapter and subsequent research, I started to think about the content of the technical papers I had received and who could read them.
The content of the papers (albeit on the subject of nitriding) contained an absolute wealth of academic information. But who, on the shop floor, can apply this information to general process work? This is a common problem for all heat-treatment processing methods and understanding the thermal activities that are taking place when the steel is heated.