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Spectrographic Standard Samples of Tool Steels

Volume 9, Number 4 (Nov. 1955) Page 172-172


Spectrographic standard samples of high-speed tool steels are now available from the National Bureau of Standards. Six different tool-steel standards, carefully analyzed and certified as to composition, have been added to the list of over 500 standard samples which the Bureau distributes to analytical and research laboratories for use in controlling chemical processes and maintaining the accuracy of equipment. Designed for calibrating and checking spectrographic methods of analysis, the new standards are complex alloys of iron, chromium, vanadium, molybdenum, tungsten, and cobalt, together with small amounts of other elements.