Annealing is a very diverse part of heat treatment. Different annealing processes change the microstructure and the mechanical properties of the steels. Depending on the selected annealing process, the heat treatment takes place in a specific temperature window. This serves on the one hand to simplify the further processing. For Example in cutting processes and cold work applications. It can also reduce the residual stresses in the material or normalize previous microstructural changes.
Various annealing processes allow us to achieve optimum microstructure and material properties.