Annealing

A process involving heating and cooling designed to effect: 1) softening of a cold-worked structure by recrystallization or grain growth or both; 2) softening of an age-hardened alloy be causing a nearly complete precipitation of the second phase in relatively coarse form; 3) softening of certain age-hardenable alloys by dissolving the second phase and cooling rapidly enough to obtain a supersaturated solution; 4) relief of residual stress.

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