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What Is Cold Working and Its Impact on Materials

Have you ever wondered why some materials become stronger and harder after being shaped or deformed? This fascinating phenomenon is known as cold working. Cold working, also referred to as work hardening, is a process that involves deforming metals at room temperature to enhance their mechanical properties. Understanding cold working can help you appreciate the strength and versatility of metals used in various applications. Statistics show that cold working can increase the strength of materials by up to 50%, making it a crucial process in manufacturing and metalworking industries. Cold worked materials exhibit enhanced properties such as increased hardness, yield …

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