Nitriding & Nitrocarburizing
Nitriding is a case hardening process that diffuses nitrogen into the surface of a metal, most commonly low-carbon, low-alloy steels. It is also used on medium and high-carbon steels, titanium, aluminum and molybdenum.
Nitrocarburizing is a shallow case variation of the nitriding process where both nitrogen and carbon diffuse into the surface of the part. Advantages of the process include the ability to harden materials at relatively low temperatures which minimizes distortion. It is also typically lower in cost compared to carburizing and other case hardening processes.
Benefits of Nitriding and Nitrocarburizing include improved strength and better wear and corrosion resistance
Nitriding and nitrocarburizing are used for gears, screws, springs, crankshafts and camshafts, among others.