Livallco offers many types of nitrous steel for hardening the surface layer of the steel component.
How does nitriding work?
Nitrile steel is a specific material used to nitrate and harden the steel surface. Nitriding is a heat treatment process that increases the nitrogen content in the surface of the steel and creates a hardened surface layer. The process is reminiscent of set curing, but is carried out at lower temperatures.
There are many benefits to nitriding:
- The steel that is nitrided has reduced dimensional changes compared with traditional carbonization
- Nitration does not give an equally thick curing depth compared to set curing
- Nitration can also increase the corrosion resistance of a component
Common uses for nitriding are in the treatment of small gears, crankshafts and wear parts. We can supply all types of nitrous steel – even specially adapted products – with short lead times.