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Ferritic Nitro Carburizing / Nitriding

Ferritic Nitro Carburizing   
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Ferritic Nitro Carburizing

Ferritic nitrocarburizing (FNC) is a case hardening process that produces an  extremely hard surface layer that improves wear life and aides in lubricity and corrosion resistance. Since the process is carried out at relatively low temperatures and without the need for quenching, it shows negligible shape changes and leaves a good surface finish. We can produce case depths of 0.0002" - 0.001" at temperatures ranging from 925°F - 1100°F.

Nitriding is a proces for the case hardening of alloy steel by adding nitrogen to the surface of the part. Unlike FNC, parts must be quenched and tempered before nitriding. We can achieve case depths from 0.002" to 0.030". The main benefits are; very high surface hardness which is retained even after heating to as high as 1100F, very high wear resistance, low tendency to seize and gall, minimum warpage or distortion, high resistance to fatigue, and improved corrosion resistance.


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Ferritic Nitro Carburizing / Nitriding Capabilities

Max. Furnace Temperature
1400 ºF
Max. Furnace Gross Weight
3000 lb.
Case Depth
FnC:  0.0002 - 0.0020 in.

Nitriding:  0.002 - 0.030 in. 

Equipment List
Pit Type
Carbon Steel
Tool & Die Steel

Alloy Steels

Maximum Height
50 in.
Maximum Width
32 in.

Industries Served
General Manufacturing
Forging Industry

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