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Synonyms for hardening

abnormal hardening or thickening of tissue

the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization

the act of making something harder (firmer or tighter or more compact)

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This study focuses on how the laser power and power density of a fiber laser affect laser hardening of medium-carbon steel samples in the hardness profile across the irradiated track, along the depth below the treated surface and in microstructures.
DST-DEGREEZ/13 is good for mineral oils and especially hardening oils and the enormous amounts used at the hardening plants.
Barone does note a brief period of attempted hardening after Sputnik, in 1957, when SAT scores reached their high point, in 1963.
Figure 2 shows the hardening kinetics of three different soft TPUs.
This process is affected by the material's strain hardening, strain-rate dependency and relaxation.
The challenges of the hardening market, as well as covering terrorism, are expected to have a profound effect on underwriting.
Induction hardening and induction tempering are rapidly becoming the processes of choice for processing camshafts, crankshafts, and even cylinder blocks for diesel engines of all sizes.
Choice of hardening material depends not only on the abrasiveness of the polymer but on the early screw depth.
When work hardening occurs, the affected area will appear to be shiny and slippery.
Heart attacks combine two distinct processes, hardening of the arteries and blood clots.
The pain clinic's section provides an overview of a client's potential need for securing a variety of services including medical assessment and evaluation, psychological evaluation and treatment, physical therapy, biofeedback and relaxation training, exercise and therapeutic recreation, vocational rehabilitation counseling, and work hardening and occupational therapy.
So-called hardening of the arteries occurs in part because a key protein called elastin is replaced with a less elastic building material.
There is another concept in ADI which is commonly misinterpreted: hardening the surface of ADI by "work hardening.
The new features include encryption and hardening capabilities that help address growing data security and compliance challenges facing customers in virtually all industries, including public utilities, banking and healthcare.
The heating coil section of induction hardening equipment features magnetic material attached called a core that contributes to reducing heat treatment time and improving hardening precision, however suffered from issues related to low material strength, and excessive processing man-hours and material loss.