Metal Fabricating Glossary


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hardness

 noun


Definitions

  1. Resistance to indentation, scratching, abrasion, or cutting. Materials with little resistance are called soft; those with high resistance are called hard. Hardness in steel is measured by scientific instruments.

External Resources

Wikipedia: hardness


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