Ion Nitriding Principles and Applications

Author: A. Bruce Craven, Solar Atmospheres

Originally Published: Industrial Heating, May 1989

Ion nitriding is a case hardening process that has been in existence in Europe for many years.  In the U.S., no attempt was made to use this process in production until after 1950.  Furthermore, the promotion of production ion nitriding here was only accomplished within the past 10-15 years.  Although there are many small to moderate quantity applications, the smaller user has considered the process more of a mystery than proven science and suspected everyday processing was only feasible in a university laboratory or a large corporation.

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