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Many information can be found in aluminium-manual, which is being completely revised and will soon be available. In the meantime, please use our glossary for useful word explanations.

Weld crack propensity

Propensity of a material to compensate the thermal stresses caused by the welding process through the formation of cracks.


Fusion of components under application of heat or pressure.

Wire casting roll

Combination of processes in which an endless strand solidifies in a casting wheel and is subsequently rolled by three rolling mills into an endless wire.

Wöhler curve

Graph that describes the fatigue strength of material.

Work hardening

Strengthening of a metal by plastic deformation due to dislocation movements and dislocation generation in the cold forming process.

Wrought alloy

Alloy, which is intended mainly for the production of semi-finished products through hot and cold forming.