an·neal | ə-ˈnēl
The process of hardening glass pottery or metal, by alternately heating and pounding it
A heat treatment that modifies the physical, and perhaps chemical, resources of a material to enhance its ductility and diminish its firmness. Throughout this process, the metal is ceased and made more pliable. In many cases, annealing steel is used to reduce firmness, and help eliminate interior stresses.This process may need to be echoed, a primary case is when the metal hardens; this may be repeated as many times as needed. Nonetheless, it is recommended to anneal the metal as soon as it begins to harden, avoiding permanent damage to the metal. Lastly, a pivotal step in the annealing process is placing the metal in cold water, known as “quenching”. The metal, and its color, will last for a short while, then you should see the metal relax.