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see hardeninghardening,
in metallurgy, treatment of metals to increase their resistance to penetration. A metal is harder when it has small grains, which result when the metal is cooled rapidly.
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Surface roughness for end milling: a semi-free cutting carbon casehardening steel (EN32) in dry condition, Journal of Material Processing Technology, 124: 183-191.
Wengert addresses specific sawing and drying issues, such as 'sweepy' logs, quartersawing, and methods to avoid common drying problems, such as warp and casehardening.