Nitriding

Ion Nitriding

In the 1980’s the first commercial application of the Ion Nitriding process was introduced into the United States.  This technology utilized a combination of vacuum, voltage, temperature and gas flow controllers that precisely control the final Nitriding phase. Read More


Gas Nitriding

Gas Nitriding is a surface hardening process in which nitrogen is added to the surface of steel using dissociated ammonia as the medium. The result is a very hard vase component achieved using a low temperature and alleviating the need for quenching. Read More


Ferritic Nitrocarburizing

Ferritic Nitrocarburizing is a case hardening process that is used to produce a hard, wear resistant surface. Despite the name, the process is a modified form of nitriding, not carburizing.  However, both processes introduce nitrogen and carbon in the ferritic state. Read More


Solution Nitriding

Solution Nitriding is a nitriding process done in a special vacuum furnace at high temperatures and over pressure.  It provides a nitrogen enriched structure to most stainless steels.  It is primarily used for Martensitic materials where case depth of up to .040 deep is required. Read More


S-phase Nitriding

The S-Phase increases the hardness of the surface and case depths up to 25 microns depending on the alloy.  Typical materials are 300 series, PH series and Duplex stainless steels. Read More