Forging Tools

Forging tools after UltraGlow® Ion Nitriding can have a very high hardness if required (i.e. up to 70 HRC equivalent).

Forging materials contain an elevated amount of nitride forming elements such as chromium, vanadium, and molybdenum. These types of nitrides have excellent thermal stability up to 1100°F. They increase hardness and abrasion resistance of the tool after nitriding without significantly reducing its impact properties. Such tools after UltraGlow® Ion Nitriding can have a very high hardness if required (i.e. up to 70 HRC equivalent) as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Hardness Profile in H-13 forging tools. *Equivalent HRC, typical

Forging die during UltraGlow® Ion Nitriding.

Forging die after UltraGlow® Ion Nitriding.

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