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 below.
Hardness Profile in H-13 forging tools. *Equivalent HRC, typical
Heat Treated Forging Die Examples
Forging die during UltraGlow® Ion Nitriding
Forging die after UltraGlow® Ion Nitriding
Benefits of Nitriding Forging Tools
- High hardness (up to 70 HRC equivalent)
- Excellent abrasion resistance properties
- Corrosion resistance
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