Annealing is an age-old heat treatment process designed to eliminate internal stresses in metals to increase ductility and workability. Steels may plastically deform in response to strain, causing grains in the crystalline structure to dislocate. These defects can increase hardness, making the metal more challenging to work with. The annealing process is engineered to recover the optimal grain structure by removing dislocations and recrystallizing with “strain-free” grains”.
Metal annealing furnace manufacturers offer ovens in a range of formats to generate the best annealing conditions. At Deltech Furnaces, we aim to meet bespoke requirements to suit a variety of industrial annealing processes. We can provide the ideal solutions for various annealing temperatures and furnace designs compatible with different atmospheres, including air, inert media, and vacuum.