Composition and characteristics
- Thermo-chemical process to enrich the case of a component or work piece with nitrogen
- Due to the high amount of nitrogen in the atmosphere a diffusion zone as well as a white-layer or precipitation zone are formed.
- White layer (usually up to 15 µm depth)
- Diffusion layer (up to 0.8 mm depth (material dependent))
- High wear resistance
Fields of Application
- mechanically extremely stressed components