The primary reason for annealing is to reduce the hardness of the component. This is accomplished by heating the material in a furnace, with or without a protective atmosphere, at a temperature which allows the microstructure to be altered to become more uniform. Annealing can improve machinability and dimensional stability.
Components Which Benefit From Annealing
- Gears / Pinions
- Valves & Valve Seats
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MORE THERMAL PROCESSES
The Hardening process for most alloyed components is accomplished by heating to a temperature above its critical transition temperature. The steel is then quenched and tempered to achieve the final desired properties.
Vacuum processing yields extremely clean parts with superior microstructure while minimizing part distortion.