Definition of Toughening

1. Verb. (present participle of toughen) ¹



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Definition of Toughening

1. toughen [v] - See also: toughen

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Literary usage of Toughening

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1. The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel by James McIntyre Camp, Charles Blaine Francis (1920)
"Tempering here results in a marked toughening of the steel with loss of much of the hardness. Hence, as explained below, tempering between these ..."

2. The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel by James McIntyre Camp, Charles Blaine Francis (1920)
"Tempering here results in a marked toughening of the steel with loss of much of the hardness. Hence, as explained below, tempering between these ..."

3. Handbook of Metallurgy by Carl Schnabel (1898)
"We may therefore distinguish :— (1) The purification of copper by refining and toughening as separate processes. (2) The purification of copper by combined ..."

4. The Metallurgy of Gold by Thomas Kirke Rose (1898)
"toughening the Bullion.—After melting with nitre, bullion is sometimes toughened before being ... The toughening is usually done in one of three ways, viz. ..."

5. Steel and Its Heat Treatment by Denison Kingsley Bullens (1916)
"temperature above that of the critical range, but also of the toughening operation. In fact, the very nature of the usefulness of toughened steel depends ..."

6. The Metallurgy of the Non-ferrous Metals by William Gowland (1914)
"This operation is technically called " toughening," and the cost of the operation of remelting and toughening should not exceed one- eighth to one-fourth of ..."

7. Elements of Metallurgy: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Extracting Metals by John Arthur Phillips (1887)
"Refining and toughening.—The furnace employed for the operation of refining is similar to the ordinary roasting-furnace, excepting that its bottom inclines ..."

8. The Management of Steel by George Ede (1866)
"toughening OF STEEL IN OIL HARDENING and tempering of steel in oil is pretty generally known to be no new process, but the toughening of large masses of ..."

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