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Water Hardening:

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


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.


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