ION NITRIDING

Process

AMS 2759/8
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.  In recent years, Ion Nitriding equipment manufacturers have made significant modifications in equipment, electronics and software design.   Ionic Technologies uses Pulse Plasma Generators that utilize the most current technology available.   These advances in technology have allowed Ionic Technologies to increase the tool performance and the value of our customer’s finished products to above market standards.

Specifications

Ion Nitriding significantly increases material fatigue and strength.  This process is particularly suited for applications where heat checking and mechanical shock occur.  The primary factor that influences case depth and hardness is the chemistry of the steel and the process parameters, such as gas composition and voltage manipulation.
The typical processing temperature is 850F – 1100F (480C – 580C)
Working Dim: 39” x 60”; Load Capacity 9,000 lbs.
Working Dim: 60” x 94”; Load Capacity 15,000 lbs.
Working Dim: 60” x 80”; Load Capacity 15,000 lbs.

Download Information Packet: Plasma Nitriding of Stainless Steels

 

Process Gamma Prime
Micro Hardness HV .01 900-1200
Case Depth 2-10µm
Max Working Temp. (Oxid) < 600°C
Properties Pitting and abrasive wear
Main Use Gear & shear applications

Process Epsilon
Micro Hardness HV .01 900-1250
Case Depth 2-10µm
Max Working Temp. (Oxid) < 600°C
Properties Abrasive wear resistance/galling
Main Use Metal Forming/Gears

Process Diffusion
Micro Hardness HV .01 900-1100
Case Depth .002″ – .020″
Max Working Temp. (Oxid) < 600°C
Properties Impact and wear resistance
Main Use Forging & Stamping

Process S-Phase
Micro Hardness HV .01 900-1100
Case Depth 2-25-µm
Max Working Temp. (Oxid) < 500°C
Properties Improves wear and corrosion resistance
Main Use Aerospace, Medical, Oil/Gas

Applications

Feed Screw, Coining Die, Fuel Injector, Military Weapon Components, Scalpels