At IPFL, we specialize in the heat treatment of plastics, a crucial process for enhancing the material properties and performance of plastic components. Our expertise in normalizing and annealing processes ensures that stresses introduced during manufacturing and machining are effectively managed and reduced, resulting in superior quality components.
Normalizing: This process is beneficial for materials like cast acrylic, where stresses from manufacturing need to be relieved, especially for components requiring machining to very close tolerances. Normalizing involves closely controlled heating in an air circulating oven, with cycle times adjusted according to sheet thickness, fully relieving stress and allowing the material to fully shrink.
Annealing: Similar to normalizing, annealing is used to reduce or remove stresses introduced during machining and other processes. By employing gentle heat in a controlled environment, this process improves the material’s thermal properties, reducing the likelihood of crazing and distortion.IPFL’s commitment to quality and precision in plastic heat treatment has established us as a leader in enhancing the material properties of plastics. Whether your project requires normalization for stress relief or annealing for improved performance, our heat treatment services are designed to deliver superior results.