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UltraGlow® Ion and Gas Ferritic Nitrocarburizing (FNC)


The Nitrocarburizing (FNC) Process

UltraGlow® Nitrocarburizing (Ferritic Nitrocarburizing or FNC) is a thermochemical treatment which involves the diffusional addition of both nitrogen and carbon to the surface of ferrous materials usually at temperatures not exceeding 1100°F and can be either an ion or gas process.

Benefits of UltraGlow® Nitrocarburizing (Ferritic Nitrocarburizing/FNC):

  • Extends part/tool life
  • Adds performance, fatigue strength and endurance
  • Enhances surface lubricity
  • Reduces erosion
  • Increases material flow in molds and dies
  • Improves corrosion resistance
  • No post-process machining
  • Improves wear resistance
  • Minimal growth/distortion
  • Precise and versatile
  • Phase controllable compound zone (or white layer)

FNC Capabilities:

The working parameters of Advanced Heat Treat Corp.'s ferritic nitrocarburizing nitriding equipment are very large, up to 160" in diameter, 360" in length, and up to 60,000 lbs. in weight. Advanced Heat Treat Corp.'s UltraGlow® Ferritic Nitrocarburizing is your answer to an economical way of heat treating rolls, shafts, extruder screws, and much more and is offered at the following AHT locations:


AHT can certify to AMS 2759/12 & AMS 2757 currently, and will be adding AMS 2759/13 in the near future. Interested in other AMS specifications? Contact us for a complete list.