alloy with

alloy (something) with

1. Literally, to melt different metals together. Can I alloy this metal with copper?
2. By extension, to combine two things (typically two aspects or traits of someone or something). Ellen has been so successful because she alloyed her dedication with her natural talent.
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alloy something with something

1. Lit. to combine one molten metal into another molten metal. Is it possible to alloy copper with nickel? The copper has been alloyed \ with nickel.
2. Fig. to combine one quality or attribute with another. She alloyed her courage with a helping of wisdom. Her courage has been alloyed with wisdom.
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Their objective was to develop a model of creep strengths and other properties of particular alloys and examine the best results to design an alloy with optimal properties.
There's less work to melt the alloy with minimal pollution to the metalcasting facility and very little energy consumption.
Swigart said that research started in 1988, when Alcoa and Wright engineers were looking primarily for an alloy with "corrosion resistance and no degradation in mechanical properties" that could replace aluminum alloys already used in aircraft.
Even an alloy with good fluidity, when overexposed to oxygen, may form a high surface tension oxide film that makes the fluidity die, "rounding off" of the leading edges as it flows.
This oxide film acts as an insulator, preventing the wetting of the molten alloy with the insert material.
This technique was used later to produce nickel-aluminide, an ordered alloy with excellent high-temperature properties.
D-5S austenitic iron fills the need for an alloy with outstanding combinations of castability, machinability and useful mechanical and physical properties for thermal cycling conditions.