Induction annealing ensures the required change in the material properties of metal is achieved in a precise and swift manner through recrystallization and a controlled subsequent cooling process.
Induction annealing is mainly used for softening and stress-relieving of metals, this offers enormous advantages over conventional methods. Annealing reduces strength and increases the toughness significantly. This enables metals treated by annealing to be much better deformed. The temperature range for annealing may vastly vary depending on requirements and the specific application.
• It enhances the toughness of metal.
• It softens the metal and increases the ductility of the metal.
• It improves the homogeneity in metal.
• It may also be used to release mechanical stresses induced by grinding, machining etc.
• It reduces thermal stresses which occur due to a temperature gradient.
• It enhances and improves the machinability of steel.
• Induction annealing increases throughput and improves quality as the heat is delivered fast, precise, and repeatable.