Stress Relieving

Metal stress relieving is a heat treating process that consists of heating the steel to a temperature below the critical range followed by cooling in air in order to relieve the stresses resulting from gas cutting, hot rolling, and shearing. A benefit of stress relieving is that it can improve the part’s machinability and promote tighter standards.

Annealing Steel

Lapham-Hickey Steel also offers annealing services which is the treatment of a metal or alloy by heating to a predetermined temperature and then cooling to room temperature. Our steel annealing process helps to improve the ductility and reduces brittleness.