Tommy, the Shiba Inu
It’s time to meet another Hill Engineering pet! Last time, we got to learn about Rho, the big pup who thinks he’s in a small body. Next up we have Tommy, the 4-year old Shiba Inu that can be described as sneaky and stubborn but most of all, smart.
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Aluminum alloy heat treatment is a three-step process designed to achieve the desired properties. The process involves: 1) solution heat treatment (SHT) at an elevated temperature below the melting point, 2) quenching in a tank of fluid (e.g., 140-180°F water), and 3) age hardening. While providing good properties, the heat treatment has the negative side effect of creating bulk residual stress and distortion.
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