Nitrocarburizing

Nitrocarburising, generally of shorter duration (30 minutes - 5 hours), involves enrichment of the surface with both nitrogen and carbon to impart a thin iron-carbonitride “compound layer” supported by a nitrogen-bearing “diffusion zone”. Conducted at temperatures of 560-580°C (“ferritic nitrocarburising”) or 590-720°C (“austenitic nitrocarburising”), the process may be completed by quenching.

 

Benefits of Kn Controlled Gas Nitrocarburizing

 

• Wear and corrosion resistance for certain alloys
 No distortion
 No brittleness
• Process repeatability