Definition of age hardening in English:

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age hardening

noun

[mass noun]
Spontaneous hardening of a metal which occurs if it is quenched and then stored at ambient temperature or treated with mild heat.
Example sentences
  • Most of the heat treatable alloys exhibit age hardening at room temperature after quenching, the rate and extent of such hardening varying from one alloy to another.
  • Within limits, cold working the alloy between solution annealing and age hardening increases both the rate and the magnitude of the age-hardening response in wrought products.
  • These methods include annealing, stress relieving, stress equalizing, solution treating and age hardening.

Derivatives

age-hardened

adjective
Example sentences
  • This complex steel is described by Humberto Raposo, the inventor, as a ‘premium melted, age-hardened alloy.’
  • Forgings and hot-finished extruded products are available in the solution-annealed temper and the annealed and age-hardened temper.
  • From the study on tensile deformation and fracture in these age-hardened materials, it is evident that two opposing factors must be balanced in order to attain the optimum combination of properties.

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