Full Annealing

Whenever you need to perform bending or forming on your aluminum alloy parts, it’s often best for the material to be as soft as possible. ThermTech can make that possible with our full anneal treatment for aluminum, which can bring the material to the T0 condition.

Capability

Annealing treatments for aluminum alloys are run in batch-type furnaces, which enable an ideal degree of process and lot control. The units are each certified to AMS 2750, as they are in conformance with all of its accuracy and temperature uniformity requirements. Of the furnaces used to perform full anneal process, the largest possesses a working dimension of 86” x 51” x 182”.

Process

The process of full annealing for aluminum is performed by heating the components to a temperature slightly lower than what would be used for a solution treating process, usually around 775°F and then cooling to ambient.  This process creates a product with maximum ductility and toughness, reduced strength and hardness, as well as improved machinability and uniform properties.

Recommendations

We recommend this process most often to customers with aluminum products meant to undergo forming/shaping processes or those that will require additional hardening treatments.
When it comes to annealing products composed of aluminum alloys, ThermTech has gained most of its experience by treating several alloys in particular:

  • 355 Aluminum
  • 356 Aluminum
  • 2024 Aluminum
  • 6061 Aluminum
  • 6063 Aluminum

ThermTech offers post annealing processes to suit the needs of aluminum products. If the product requires hardening, we offer solution annealing and  age hardening process that can be applied to many alloys. If aging is problematic for the product or it needs to undergo cold work, then we offer deep freezing treatment/storage services. These are just a couple of the treatments we offer for aluminum products, please see the rest of our capabilities or contact a sales rep to see our full range of services!

For a quote or more information about how our full annealing and post-annealing treatments can benefit your aluminum alloy products, please contact a sales representative today!