Nitriding West Midlands

Nitriding is a heat process which hardens the surface of metal components by diffusing nitrogen into it. Usually the process is used on steels, and steels that are low in carbon. There are other processes which create the same effect but nitriding has the advantage because it is a low temperature heat treatment and does not need a quench cycle to harden. Nitriding uses a slow, controlled heating and cooling rate with the reduced possibility of distorting the component.

At Huyton Heat Treatments we provide high quality heat treatment services to clients for use in multiple applications and across both the general and precision engineering industries.

When it comes to nitriding steel, our metallurgists have developed our own process of nitriding steel in our gas nitriding atmosphere furnaces. This nitriding process is a quicker process, which has the advantage of shortening the process time by as much as 30%. This faster process does not damage the components but merely shortens the furnace cycle time. As a result, the finished component product is commensurate in quality with the quality of the final product when using the traditional nitriding steel process.

If you require nitriding services in the West Midlands, Huyton Heat Treatments is ideally-placed to meet all your requirements.