Metal Glossary

Work Hardening

The process of increasing the strength and hardness of a metal or alloy by cold deformation e.g. cold rolling, deep drawing, cold forging, hammering or cold extrusion.
Work-hardening is sometimes referred to as 'cold work'.

Wrought Product

A product that has shaped, after casting, by either hot or cold deformation such as rolling, forging or extrusion.