age hardening(redirected from age-hardened)
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age hardening[‚āj ′härd·ən·iŋ]
Increasing the hardness of an alloy by a relatively low-temperature heat treatment that causes precipitation of components or phases of the alloy from the supersaturated solid solution. Also known as precipitation hardening.
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An aging process in certain metals, at room temperature, which results in increased strength and hardness.
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