Heat Treatment Forging

Heat Treatment

Heat Treatment of all Aluminium forgings is done to achieve desired mechanical properties, higher tensile strength. Heat Treatment ensures that forgings when machined maintain very close tolerance. Heat treatment changes the properties of the alloy by subjecting the forging to a thermal cycle. Heat Treatment temperature cycles are different for each aluminium alloy grade. The heat treat temperature and soaking time determines the hardness, desired microstructure, and tensile strength for the heat-treated parts made from a particular alloy.
Forging All aluminium forgings are heat treated

Heat Treatment condition suffix for BS1490 Aluminium Alloys:

M As cast
TS Thermally stress relieved, annealed
TB Solution heat treated and naturally aged to a substantially stable condition
TB7 Solution heat treated and stabilised
TE Artificially aged
TF Solution heat treated and artificially aged
TF7 Solution heat treated, artificially aged and stabilised