The purpose of homogenization is to reduce chemical segregation that results from the casting process. It is also known as diffusion annealing. It is carried out at temperatures that are high enough to induce the diffusion of alloying elements. However, this comes with a drawback: a coarse grain structure. Consequently, homogenization is often followed by heat treatments such as annealing, normalizing and tempering.
- Homogeneity of the steel structure
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