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Aging describes a change in a material’s mechanical properties such as an increase in hardness, yield strength, tensile strength or formability that occurs naturally at ambient or moderately elevated temperatures. Aging is a product of prior processing, chemistry or a combination of both. It can be detrimental in the case of very soft, low carbon materials, but in most cases, it is planned and engineered into the material to be beneficial.

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