Category Archives: Annealing

Annealing vs. Quenching

If you’re in the process of developing metal products, parts or components, it’s important to understand as much as possible about a variety of metal treatment processes, including annealing and quenching. If you’re unsure about some of the specifics of how these processes work or which applications they are most suitable for, it’s a good […]

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Why Would I Need to Relieve Stress with Annealing?

Heat treatments are designed to improve the strength, flexibility, durability and hardness of metal products without actually changing their shape. Annealing is an umbrella term for one type of this heat treatment, which reduces hardness, relieves internal stresses and improves ductility. What is annealing? The process of annealing uses thermodynamics to achieve its goals. By […]

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What You Should Know About Stress Relief Annealing

Annealing is a type of heat treatment in which an alloy gets heated up and held at a particular temperature, then gets cooled down in a controlled manner. The process allows for internal stresses in the alloy to be relieved, softens the material and creates a chemical homogenization and transformation of the grain structure of […]

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