Anniston, AL Facility

Here are some of the associated services.


(Also called Precipitation Hardening) A change in the properties of certain steels, and structural alloys, that occurs at ambient or moderately elevated temperatures after hot working or a heat treatment (quench aging, natural aging, or artificial aging) or after a cold-working operation (strain aging).


Annealing is used to induce ductility, soften material, relieve internal stresses, refine the structure by making it homogeneous, and improve cold working properties.


A thermal process that produces significantly tougher parts than conventional heat treating. Used in many applications where distortion is critical. The resultant microstructure is very tough, exhibiting 15% higher toughness than a quench & tempered part of the same hardness.

Mag Particle Inspection

A non-destructive testing (NDT) process for detecting surface and subsurface discontinuities in ferroelectric materials such as iron, nickel, cobalt, and some of their alloys.


(Also called Martempering) A hardening procedure in a molten salt bath at a temperature right above the martensite start temperature that follows the austenitization of the ferrous material.

Stress Relieving

Heating a steel object to a suitable temperature, holding it long enough to reduce residual stresses, and then cooling it slowly enough to minimize the development of new residual stresses.

* Some definitions were borrowed from ASTM International.
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Mel Ostrander
Mel Ostrander
Plant Manager
(256) 835-3370