Nitriding & Carbonitriding

Superficial enrichment of metal with Carbon and Nitrogen to increase resistance
  • Increased superficial resistance to wear
  • Increased corrosion and oxidation resistance
  • Good internal toughness of the piece
  • Cons
  • Long treatment cycles
  • This thermochemical treatment is an enrichment of a metal surface with Carbon and Nitrogen. Like Carburizing, the phases are:

    • Superficial enrichment of Carbon and Nitrogen
    • Oil quench
    • Tempering

    The result is a very resistant superficial layer, even more than the result obtained with Carburizing.

    Common usages

    Usually it is used for the treatment of steel containing aluminum and/or molybdenum to increase superficial resistance.

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