On Sunday, April 1, 2018
We often get calls from engineers wanting to know if the steel they are using will be a good fit for nitriding (either gas or ion). The answer is actually pretty simple. The case hardness and varied depth of hardness depends typically on these six nitride-forming alloys and if they are present within the steel.
If these are present, the material should have excellent nitride-forming potential. Nitriding is a great fit for so many alloys because of this reason - stainless steel and titanium included!