Definitions for "Precipitation Hardening"
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.
Keywords:  primary, heating, metal
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