work-harden

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work-harden

vb
(Metallurgy) (tr) to increase the strength or hardness of (a metal) by a mechanical process, such as tension, compression, or torsion
ˈwork-ˌhardening n

work-harden


Past participle: work-hardened
Gerund: work-hardening

Imperative
work-harden
work-harden
Present
I work-harden
you work-harden
he/she/it work-hardens
we work-harden
you work-harden
they work-harden
Preterite
I work-hardened
you work-hardened
he/she/it work-hardened
we work-hardened
you work-hardened
they work-hardened
Present Continuous
I am work-hardening
you are work-hardening
he/she/it is work-hardening
we are work-hardening
you are work-hardening
they are work-hardening
Present Perfect
I have work-hardened
you have work-hardened
he/she/it has work-hardened
we have work-hardened
you have work-hardened
they have work-hardened
Past Continuous
I was work-hardening
you were work-hardening
he/she/it was work-hardening
we were work-hardening
you were work-hardening
they were work-hardening
Past Perfect
I had work-hardened
you had work-hardened
he/she/it had work-hardened
we had work-hardened
you had work-hardened
they had work-hardened
Future
I will work-harden
you will work-harden
he/she/it will work-harden
we will work-harden
you will work-harden
they will work-harden
Future Perfect
I will have work-hardened
you will have work-hardened
he/she/it will have work-hardened
we will have work-hardened
you will have work-hardened
they will have work-hardened
Future Continuous
I will be work-hardening
you will be work-hardening
he/she/it will be work-hardening
we will be work-hardening
you will be work-hardening
they will be work-hardening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been work-hardening
you have been work-hardening
he/she/it has been work-hardening
we have been work-hardening
you have been work-hardening
they have been work-hardening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been work-hardening
you will have been work-hardening
he/she/it will have been work-hardening
we will have been work-hardening
you will have been work-hardening
they will have been work-hardening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been work-hardening
you had been work-hardening
he/she/it had been work-hardening
we had been work-hardening
you had been work-hardening
they had been work-hardening
Conditional
I would work-harden
you would work-harden
he/she/it would work-harden
we would work-harden
you would work-harden
they would work-harden
Past Conditional
I would have work-hardened
you would have work-hardened
he/she/it would have work-hardened
we would have work-hardened
you would have work-hardened
they would have work-hardened
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Applications include the extraction of work-hardened stainless steel, wear iron and tramp metal from sugar, grain and other bulk products.
Enclosed is a photo of Deuce, work-hardened and wiser, looking to the horizon on the endless prairie in the high plains of the Rosebud Native American Reservation in central South Dakota, home of the Lakota/Sioux tribes.
I'm in a flimsy dressing gown, they're in overalls with big, rough, work-hardened hands and I have the most amazing breasts over which they spend inordinate amounts of time.
If you don't plan your cutting passes properly, you'll find the baffles-to-be have work-hardened so much the tool simply slides over the surface, dulled and unable to make the last cut.
Eventually, chunks of work-hardened steel can break loose and can fly into unprotected eyes at high velocity with unhappy results.
They consider such aspects as the International Atomic Energy Agency's coordinated research projects on the structural integrity of reactor pressure vessels, the embrittlement correlation method for the Japanese reactor pressure vessel materials, irradiation-induced grain-boundary solute segregation and its effect on the ductile-to-brittle transition temperatures in reactor pressure vessel steels, inter-relationships between true stress-true strain behavior and deformation microstructure in the plastic deformation of neutron-irradiated or work-hardened austenitic stainless steel, and the influence of neutron irradiation on energy accumulation and dissipation during plastic flow and hardening of metallic polycrystals.
Yeah, I think the washer's worked loose and the increased movement of the tap may have work-hardened the joint," I said.
In combination with the chemical analysis, it is possible to determine if the heat treatment procedure was carried out properly and whether the casting has been work-hardened.
The affected region work hardens under the indenter during the first indentation, and part of the work-hardened area contributes to the next indentation, giving rise to an increase in the hardness value.
Magnets can capture small ferrous particles and weakly magnetic or work-hardened 300 series stainless steel fragments that might slip past less powerful separators.
Designed and built to suit the application, the tools produce low microinch finishes and work-hardened, wear-resistant surfaces.