A term typically recognized as referring to a thermal process in which the alloy or component is softened in hardness and mechanical properties by changing its microstructure to a phase softer than the previous phase. Some of the benefits of this process is to stabilize dimensional tolerances, improve machinability, change magnetic or electrical properties, and to improve the ability of the material to be subsequently cold-worked.

Full Annealing

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on the full annealing process for steel and aluminum parts. Full annealing, a principal heat-treatment procedure, significantly enhances the mechanical and structural attributes of metal workpieces. Dive deep into its technical advantages and the capabilities we offer.

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Solution Annealing

Heat treatment stands as an invaluable method for optimizing the mechanical and microstructural properties of metals. At the forefront of this practice is solution annealing—a heat treatment process that ThermTech has mastered for both stainless steel and aluminum products.

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Sub-Critical Annealing

Sub-critical annealing, a low temperature heat treatment, is instrumental in reducing hardness and elevating the ductility of materials. This method proves crucial in enhancing machinability, reducing the risk of cracking during cold working, and facilitating further drawing or stamping operations in machined parts and stampings.

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ThermTech—Experts in Austempering Stampings, Machined Parts, and Investment Castings

ThermTech, Inc. offers both small and large batch capabilities for austempering steel and iron investment castings. Between our neutral salt bath furnaces and our larger austempering furnaces, we have the capabilities to austemper a wide variety of stamping, machined components, and investment castings. We have run austempering on alloys from 1060 through 4340 to ductile iron machined parts.

Our dedicated team works with you to ensure we meet your specifications. Count on our decades of experience with hardening, tempering, surface heat treatments, vacuum treatments, and annealing. To learn more about our services, please contact us today.

Learn more about austempering and how ThermTech can serve you by watching these videos.

Request a free quote online or call us at 800-752-6917. You can also contact us online for all your austempering and heat treating needs.

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ThermTech’s quality policy is ZERO DEFECTS for all customer products and in all quality management system activities. Through our efforts to continually improve the quality of the work we offer, we’ve been recognized as being able to meet the rigorous quality standards required by several of our major customers. ThermTech is certified for ISO 9001 and AS9100 in both Metal Heat Treat and Metal Finishing.