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Age hardening (Fcbyjqb)

A process of increasing the hardness and strength of an alloy by the precipitation of particles of a phase from a supersaturated solid solution alloy. The hardening cycle usually consists of heating or annealing at a temperature sufficiently high to maintain solid solution; rapid cooling or quenching to retain the supersaturated solid solution, and subsequent heating at a temperature lower than the solution anneal to effect the precipitation. (Source: www.copper.org/applications/rodbar/glossary.html)
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Metal hardening (Fcbyjq)
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