Published: August 01, 2001
Authors: J.R. Davis, Editor
Heat treating processes that are applied to copper and copper alloys include: Homogenizing; Annealing; Stress relieving; Solution treating; Precipitation (age) hardening; Quench hardening and tempering.
Published: March 01, 2002
Authors: Matthew J. Donachie and Stephen J. Donachie
Why Heat Treat? All superalloys, whether precipitation hardened or not, generally require the application of heat for some period of time for purposes of preparing solid material for a subsequent processing step (ingot cogging, component forging, etc.).
High-temperature furnaces usually have an outer metallic shell with an interior lined with ceramic refractories for thermal insulation.