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Ion (Plasma) Nitriding - Nadcap

UltraGlow® Ion Nitriding (also known as Plasma Nitriding) is a case-hardening treatment which uses glow discharge technology to introduce nitrogen ions to the surface of a metal for diffusion into the part.

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The Ion Nitriding Process

This process is carried out in a vacuum vessel where a high-voltage electrical charge forms plasma, causing nitrogen ions to accelerate and impinge on the metal. When the nitrogen ions bombard the part they heat up the metal, clean the surface, and absorb nitrogen into the surface. This process is sometimes referred to as ion nitrocarburizing or plasma ferritic nitrocarburizing (FNC).

Benefits of UltraGlow® Ion (Plasma) Nitriding:

  • Extends part/tool life
  • Selective hardening process
  • Reusable masking (versus coatings or other surface treatments)
  • Adds performance, fatigue strength and endurance
  • Enhances surface lubricity
  • Reduces erosion
  • Increases material flow in molds and dies
  • Adds performance, fatigue strength and endurance
  • Enhances surface lubricity
  • Reduces erosion
  • Increases material flow in molds and dies

AHT UltraGlow® Ion Nitriding Capabilities:

The working parameters of Advanced Heat Treat Corp.'s ion 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® Ion Nitriding is your answer to an economical way of heat treating rolls, shafts, extruder screws, and much more, and is offered at three Advanced Heat Treat facilities: 

ALABAMAIOWAMICHIGAN

A key benefit of Ion (Plasma) Nitriding is the capability to mechanically mask parts:

Ion Nitriding Mechanical Masking

Learn the Similarities and Differences Between Gas and Ion Nitriding

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