Creating a High Carbon Surface Layer with Gas Carburizing
Gas carburizing is a case hardening process which utilizes a carrier gas and a carbon enriching gas. The process is carried out at in a carbon rich environment at a high temperature, usually above 925°C. This causes the edges to receive more carbon, while the carbon density remains the same in the center. After this carbon is diffused into the steel, the steel is quenched so that the carbon is locked in to obtain hardness. The quenching of the high carbon surface layer achieves a piece that has a good fatigue and wear resistance, and can also be done on a portion of a piece.
In addition to gas carburizing, Tri-City Heat Treat also provides: Carbonitriding and Carbon Restoration.
For strong edges on steel for good fatigue and wear resistance, turn to Tri-City Heat Treat. Call 309-786-2689!