Nitriding is a surface hardening process in which nitrogen present in the atmosphere in the nascent form of N1 diffuses into the surface of the steel and forms nitrides with certain critical elements such as chromium, molybdenum, vanadium, aluminum, tungsten and iron. It can be done in a gas atmosphere, vacuum atmosphere (Ion) or salt bath.
We use the gas nitride process here. We have a state of the art gas nitride furnace with automated controls that is 64” outside diameter x 96” high and can handle up to 15,000 Lbs.
We also have a smaller unit that is 30” outside diameter x 42” deep.
Whether you’re looking for a light case of .002”/.006” or a really deep case of .035”/.040” depending upon the material grade we can build a process to meet your needs.