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work hardening

[′wərk ¦härd·ən·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
Increased hardness accompanying plastic deformation of a metal below the recrystallization temperature range.
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Hard turning: AISI 4340 high strength alloy steel and AISI D2 cold work tool steel, Journal of Materials Processing Technology 169(3): 388-395.
Cold work: The cold work increases the rate of corrosion several folds in acidic environment.
Commonly used materials for nutraceutical tooling include high carbon, high chrome, cold work tool steels.
Indeed, a trip to Prague to see what Czech artists were doing in cast glass, cold work and other innovative techniques is credited for the change from strictly blown glass to the simpler forms and quiet colors that define modernism today.
Crashing back down the shelterbelt, the buck came to rest less than 80 yards away, after which the bitter cold work began as I dressed the buck, loaded him on my sled and began the long hike back to the house.
Michael Hourigan loves his horse, but he must look at him occasionally of a cold work morning and wonder what it is about this richly talented chaser that prevents him firing at the time and place that means everything - March at Cheltenham.
Plymouth Tube Company recently announced that they have signed a Letter of Intent to acquire the Cold Work Anneal (CWA) Plant of Trent Tube, located in East Troy, WI.
Even hard blocks such as cold work steel (60 HRC) can be reliably machined with CBN.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured cold work surface and set aside to rest at room temperature for five minutes.
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HOT AND COLD Work has started to clear the fire-damaged Hauxley visitor centre in Northumberland