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Not witnessing the lubricity results you had estimated on your latest part
UltraGlow® Ion Nitriding (also known as Pulse Plasma Nitriding) is a case-h
UltraGlow® Nitrocarburizing (Ferritic Nitrocarburizing or FNC) is a the
Seeing corrosion earlier than expected on your low-carbon steels?
Advanced Heat Treat's UltraOx® treatment can further improve the corros
Advanced Heat Treat's UltraOx® "P" treatment gives all the benefits of Ultr
UltraGlow® Induction Hardening is a form of heat treatment in which a s
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Tools that are UltraGlow® Ion Nitrided can be used to form much stronger st
Long and/or large parts processed in the finished condition benefit from Ul
Since plasma is very effective in removing the passive layer of a chromium
Products made of powder metal stainless steel have a much higher hardness a
UltraGlow® Ion Nitriding improves wear resistance and corrosion resistance
Tools made of M-2 and other similar steels are treated at Advanced Heat Tre
Forging tools after UltraGlow® Ion Nitriding can have a very high hardness
Since the hard surface polishes easily, tools made of P-20, PX 5, or NAK 55
UltraGlow® Ion Nitriding is the most common process used to prevent the unw
Due to minimal-to-no distortion with UltraGlow® Ion Nitriding, this means t
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Tools made of M-2 and other similar steels are treated at Advanced Heat Treat Corp. on a daily basis.
In metal forming tools, enhancement of such properties as hardness, coefficient of friction, and high stress contact fatigue resistance is of paramount importance needed for improving productivity and extending tool life. In applications where the high Hertzian contact stresses are involved in metal forming operations, hardness of the nitrided layer, as well as hardness of the tool underneath it, must be sufficient to resist those conditions. Tools made of M-2 and other similar steels meet those requirements and are treated at Advanced Heat Treat Corp. on a daily basis. It is essential to make sure that the nitrided layer having such high hardness does not have any network of carbonitrides or uncontrolled white layer thickness. As previously explained, not having proper structure may result in a premature failure of the tool. Microstructure of the layer in M-2 steel tuned up for forming applications is shown in the following figure.
Photomicrograph of the M-2 tool steel after UltraGlow® Ion Nitriding. Nital etched. Note a barely visible 1 Î¼m (0.00004") thick compound zone on left and diffusion zone underneath.
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