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tr.v. aus·formed, aus·form·ing, aus·forms
To subject (especially steel) to deformation, quenching, and tempering to improve its wear properties.

[aus(tenitic) + (de)form.]


(Metallurgy) a treatment to strengthen hard steels, prior to quenching, in which the specimen is plastically deformed while it is in the austenite temperature range
[C20: from aus(tenitic) + (de)form]
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Rundman has performed extensive research in the areas of cast metal microstructures and properties, austempered ductile iron, ausforming of ductile iron and clean manufacturing.