Stress relieving, or the relieving of stress in metals, is a very broad term used for all metals. Stress may be induced by many processes, including work hardening, machining, forming and cold forging. Stress may be induced by welding or casting. Any form of working of the metal component may induce stress that may or may not need to be relieved.
The process of stress relieving
Typically, metal stress relieving is a time and temperature dependent process. Depending on the metal, stress relieving temperatures can range from 300° to 1300°F, and occurs by heating a part to just below melting point after it has been machined.
Wisconsin Oven typically recommends our batch oven units for stress relieving metal however depending on the throughput needed our continuous style ovens are just as reliable and trustworthy.