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Manufacturing Processes - Normalizing Heat Treatment

 

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Heat Treatment Processes

Heat Treatment - Normalizing

Normalizing is a heat treatment process for making material softer but does not produce the uniform material properties of annealing.. A material can be normalized by heating it to a specific temperature and then letting the material cool to room temperature outside of the oven. This treatment refines the grain size and improves the uniformity of microstructure and properties of hot rolled steel.

Normalizing is used in some plate mills, in the production of large forgings such as railroad wheels and axles, some bar products. This process is less expensive than annealing.



 

 

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