A process by which an alloy becomes harder when an intermetallic compound, such as CuAl2, is allowed to precipitate from a supersaturated solution of two metals.
In metal the hardening caused by the precipitation of a constituent from a supersaturated solid solution. Often used with aluminum and stainless steel.
The process of hardening an alloy by heating it for the purpose of allowing a structural constituent to precipitate from a solid solution.
hardening and strengthening of a metal alloy by extremely small and uniformly dispersed particles that precipitate from a supersaturated solid solution.
Hardening caused by the precipitation of a constituent from a supersaturated solid solution. See also age hardening and aging.
A small category of stainless steels resembling martenistic stainless steels that have great strength and hardness due to heat treatment.
Hardening is achieved by precipitation of an element from a supersaturated solid solution.
A process of hardening an alloy in which a constituent precipitates from a supersaturated solid solution.
A small group of stainless steels with high chromium and nickel content, with the most common types having characteristics close to those of martensitic (plain chromium stainless class with exceptional strength) steels. Heat treatment provides this class with its very high strength and hardness. Applications for PH stainless steels include shafts for pumps and valves as well as aircraft parts.