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  • Shape (metal) while it is cold: (as adjective cold-worked) cold-worked brass
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    • This means that less thermal energy is required to nucleate a heavily cold-worked metal than a lightly cold - worked one.
    • If, however, rolling is continued much below 600°C, recrystallization does not keep pace with the deformation and the metal is cold-worked.
    • All ferrous martensites show very high dislocation densities of the order of 10 to 10 cm, which are similar to those of very heavily cold-worked alloys.


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  • (cold work) [mass noun] The shaping of metal while it is cold.
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    • A wide variety of mechanical characteristics, or tempers, are available in aluminum alloys through various combinations of cold work and heat treatment.
    • The steel stores specialize in selling premium and standard tool, die and mold steels with a focus on cold work tool steels and on local customer service.
    • Only cold work with subsequent heat-treatment involving recrystallisation can be employed to refine large grained material.

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