NADCAP certified, Syracuse Heat Treating has two Vacuums, four Endothermic Furnaces and one Retort Furnace in which anneals can be performed. An annealing load can be run up to 18,000 pounds in our retort furnace. We provide a wide range of annealing cycles (Bright Vacuum, Bright Solution, Homogenizing, Full, Isothermal, Normalizing, Spheroidizing, and Recrystalizing). Annealing requires heating to a specific temperature, holding and cooling at a controlled rate. This process is used to reduce hardness and optimize material structure for subsequent working steps.