Hardening

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Hardening

1. The process by which a sudden change to the price of a commodity or futures contract slow and gradually corrects itself, bringing the price into alignment with fundamentals. See also: Reversion to the Mean.

2. A slow but steady rise in price for a futures market or contract.
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The most significant asphalt age hardening is normally observed when the asphalt is mixed with the aggregate in the hot mix plant.
Therefore, the mechanical properties of 990 gold were investigated after the metal was subjected to various combinations of solution heat treatment and quenching, age hardening, and cold working.
This version of the Casting Simulation Suite also provides an advisor to assist in computing the mechanical properties of aluminum after age hardening treatment for parts like wheels, suspension components, cylinder heads and engine blocks.
Age hardening principles can be used to tailor heat treatments to applications.