work-harden

Related to work-harden: cold work

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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002" will work-harden the thread's surface beyond the point of viable machinability.
The oven is used to anneal solid components which work-harden during machining and for solution treating and precipitation of sheet metal assemblies before and after forming.
AHSS's high KSI (kilopounds per square inch) (a measure of yield strength), increased springback, tendency to work-harden, and run at elevated forming temperature is creating a host of tooling and productivity challenges for auto suppliers of structural components.
However, manganese steel achieves its inherent properties of good toughness and the ability to work-harden through heat treatment, which involves water quenching from its solutionizing temperature of above 1,000[degrees]C.
With between 2% and 5% expansion of the material," he says, "you actually work-harden the material, so you gain some additional strength.
For example, stainless steels with their added nickel content work-harden as they are cut.
The oven is used to anneal solid components which work-harden during machining and far solution treating and precipitation of sheet metal assemblies before and after forming.
The material's high kilopounds per square inch (KSI) (a measure of yield strength), increased springback, and tendency to work-harden and run at elevated forming temperature create a host of tooling challenges.
All case-forming techniques work-harden brass, something to consider after we've spent considerable time creating a batch of .
As it is fired and sized a brass case tends to work-harden so it should only be used once or twice for base measurements.
This can result in chips not being properly flushed from parts and workholding parts, premature tool wear, inaccurate tool compensations, and higher temperatures that can work-harden areas of the part.
Because each of these operations will typically work-harden the piece and add strength," Finat remarks, "a thorough knowledge of the metallurgy of the raw material and how it will be affected is required, so that the required finished product specifications are met.