Definition of work-harden in English:
verb[with object] (often as noun work-hardening) Metallurgy
Toughen (a metal) as a result of cold-working.
- Repeated expansion and sizing work-hardens the case and overtime makes it less resilient.
- The rest of the strength is generated by work-hardening.
- Machining operations are normally limited to turning and milling because manganese steel work-hardens under load.
Definition of work-harden in:
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