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Heat Treating

Heat treating of metals is one of the most significant process for making alloys and metals usable in further processes like forming, bending, machining, sheet metal forming etc.  There are five principal types of heat treating of nickel alloys; annealing, stress relieving, stress equalizing, solution treating, and age hardening. When heat treating nickel alloys, the heat treatment is designed to produce a recrystallized grain structure and softening in work-hardened alloys.  Annealing usually requires temperatures between 705 and 1205°C, depending on the alloy composition and degree of work hardening and stress relieving.