Bright Annealing vs. Open Air Annealing

Annealing is a heat treatment that causes physical changes to the material. This process involves heating a material to a certain temperature, maintaining that temperature for a specified period of time, then cooling in a specified period of time. Annealing is typically used to reduce hardness, increase ductility and eliminate internal stresses. There are two […]

Material Dual Certification

The term “dual certification” refers to the practice of certifying one material as meeting the specification requirements of two different alloys. The most common materials that are dual certified are 304/304L and 316/316L.  Dual certification is achieved by manufacturing the material to cover all requirements of both alloys. For example, the key differences between 316 […]