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What is aushardening?


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I've never seen that word before, but... Perhaps:

 

A german loan word that's become half-English for hardening (like tempering steel)?

To be honest, it looks more like a massive spelling mistake than anything else, when I look at Google's 4 hits.

 

It looks a little like "uitharden" which is a Dutch word for tempering / hardening. This is how I got the idea.

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Good guess CaptainPanic.

 

Austempering is heat treatment for steel. I'm guessing it's just another word for that. The aus- comes from austenite, a phase of steel.

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