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We suggest that forming should be carried out below 600 ° F as far as possible. During hot forming treatment, the whole workpiece shall be heated as a whole and shall be carried out in the temperature range of 1750 ° f to 2250 ° F. 2205 alloy is very soft at this temperature. If the temperature is too high, 2205 alloy is prone to hot tearing. Below this temperature, austenite will fracture. Below 1700 ° F, the intermetallic phase will form quickly due to the influence of temperature and deformation. After hot forming, it shall be subject to solid melt annealing at a minimum temperature of 1900 ° F and quenching to restore its phase balance, toughness and corrosion resistance. We do not recommend stress relief, but if this is necessary, the material should be solid melt annealed at a minimum temperature of 1900 ° F, then rapidly cooled and water quenched.
2205 alloy can be cut and cold formed. However, due to its high strength and hardness, 2205 alloy needs cold forming more than austenitic steel. Because of its high strength, springback should be fully considered