We offer annealing services, a process of slowly cooling an object, an integral part of making materials less brittle. This process can be used on stainless steel, cobalt/chrome, high temperature alloys and titanium. The annealing process is just one of the heat treating capabilities of Harchris Heat Treatment.
The purpose of solution annealing is to dissolve any precipitates present in the material, and transform the material at the solution annealing temperature into a single phase structure. At the end of the solution annealing process, the material is rapidly quenched down to room temperature to avoid any precipitation from occurring during cooling through lower temperature ranges. The single phase solution annealed material will be in a soft state after treatment.