intermediate annealing

intermediate annealing

[‚in·tər′mēd·ē·ət ə′nēl·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
Softening of a metal by heat treatment at one or more stages during cold working and before final treatment.
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Produced rolled wire has low values of tensile strength, corresponding to the level of IF-steels, and high values of plastic properties, which makes it possible to perform drawing without intermediate annealing operations.
Due to low content of carbon, alloying elements and impurities conversion of such rolled wire is possible by drawing without intermediate annealing, which allows significant reducing of hardware production cost.

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