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Carbonitriding

Carbonitriding produces a shallower case and is well suited for plain, low-carbon steels.

What is Carbonitriding?

Carbonitriding is a modified form of gas carburizing in which ammonia is added to the carburizing atmosphere. Thus, both carbon and the nitrogen from the ammonia are diffused into the steel simultaneously. The diffusion of carbon results in a high carbon surface while the nitrogen provides extra hardness. 

Carbonitriding Benefits

  • Improves fatigue resistance
  • High surface hardness and tough core with low cost material
  • Improves wear resistance
  • Reduced distortion due to lower processing temps than carburizing

Typical Materials Used for Carbonitriding

  • Low Carbon Steels
  • Sheet Steels
  • Ex: 1008, 1010, 1018, 1117, 12L14

OFFERED AT OUR BURTON LOCATION IN WATERLOO, IOWA