maraging

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Etymology[edit]

Blend of martensitic +‎ aging

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  • IPA(key): /məˈɹeɪd͡ʒɪŋ/

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maraging (uncountable)

  1. (steel-making) A process that produces tough, malleable form o0f steel by means of heat treatment and precipitation hardening.
    • 2008 February 8, David E. Sanger, “Iran Is Reported to Test New Centrifuges to Make Atomic Fuel”, in New York Times[1]:
      At the core of the new centrifuge design is a thin, tubelike rotor made of carbon fibers rather than maraging steel, a variety with great strength, the institute’s report said.
  2. (steel-making) Steel produced by the maraging process; maraging steel.

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