Normalizing is the treatment of a ferrous alloy by heating and maintaining it above its recrystallization temperature for a certain time. It is used to refine and homogenize the grain structure while retaining slightly more hardness than annealing. It is generally carried out after forging, hot rolling or casting.

BENEFITS

  • Homogeneity
  • More predictable properties after treatment
  • Cheaper than annealing
  • Machinability

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