What is Annealing?

- Aug 28, 2017 -

Annealing requires heating to and holding at a suitable temperature and then cooling

at a suitable rate, for such purposes as reducing hardness, improving machinability, facilitating cold 

working, producing a desired microstructure (for subsequent operations) or obtaining desired 

mechanical, physical, or other properties. other common names and related subjects are: black 

annealing, intermediate annealing, isothermal annealing, malleabilizing, process annealing, quench 

annealing, recrystallization annealing, and spheroidizing.

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