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Generally, your parts will have minor growth depending on the process that you are requesting. The growth will be dependent on the amount of compound zone (white layer) that is required/achieved during processing. The standard rule of thumb is ~70% of the CZ Layer thickness. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-ypWYtDbgs
When processing your parts, an AHT sample of similar material and/or customer supplied sample will be processed with the parts. After processing, a full metallurgical evaluation will be performed in order to document the results achieved.
The weld repair should nitride dependent on the material. If you have made weld repairs, it is imperative that you provide the welding material to AHT prior to processing as it may respond differently to nitriding than the base material(s).
The process is conducted in a vacuum chamber back-filled to a very low pressure with a mixture of nitrogen and other gases. A high voltage electrical charge forms plasma from the gas mixture. Nitrogen ions then accelerate through the plasma and impinge on the workpiece. The ion-bombardment process heats the workpiece, cleans its surface, and results in absorption of active nitrogen into the surface of the material producing a "hardened case".
Due to the various materials and/or requirements the UltraGlow® Ion (Pulse Plasma) Nitriding process can take anywhere from a few hours up to a few days.
UltraGlow® Ion (Pulse Plasma) Nitriding is generally performed on "finished" machined parts. After processing, a light polishing of the part(s), if required, will bring your part back to the required surface finish with no affect to the nitrides.
At a minimum, we need the following information:
Material/Steel number, type of heat treat requested, surface hardness, case depth. You may also include the following additional information:
Core hardness, selective location for heat treat, any previous heat treat/thermal processing on parts.
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Carbonitriding (CN) is a very effective case hardening process, and it can be used on a variety of low carbon steels. CN is well suited for sheet steel and 10xx, 11xx, and 12xx series steels. The addition of nitrogen to the case hardening process allows the case hardened layer to react and form a harder case than would typically be provided with carburizing alone. The CN is also a lower temperature process, which can contribute to lower distortion.
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