Annealing Plastics & Metals

Annealing of Plastics

Annealing of Plastics is an important step in the plastic machining process. Annealing is obtained when metal or plastic is subjected to a process of heating and slow cooling in order to toughen the substrate and reduce brittleness. This is also an ideal process to strengthen or harden materials.

While not all components require Annealing, the advantages for some materials and part components is quite significant. Post-machining annealing can also improve the properties of some components, especially those produced in harder materials.

Arrow Cryogenics maintains ovens that are programmable to reach 500 degrees F. The entire Annealing cycle is recorded on graph paper to assure quality control.

Contact Arrow Cryogenics to learn more about annealing of plastics.