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Water Hardening:

The process of hardening high carbon steels by quenching in water or brine after heating.

Welding:

The process used to join metals through heat. Fusion welding requires the parent metals be melted. Pressure welding uses heat and pressure without melting the metals.

Work Hardening:

The increase in resistance to deformation, which is produced by cold working of the metal.

Workability:

The characteristic that determines the ease of forming a certain metal into shapes.