Depending on the application there are various process options.
Stainihard® NC is a process to harden the surface of (austenitic and duplex) stainless steel
The Stainhard® NC treatment is based on the classic nitro-carbonation in gas. During the treatment the surface is enriched with nitrogen and carbon for the purpose of improving the mechanical properties of a product. The Stainihard® layer is a expanded austenite zone (also called S-phase); this results in high compressive stresses. As a result, the hardness increases considerably and the tribological and fatigue properties improve. This without negatively affecting the corrosion resistance (in some cases it will even be improved).
Stainihard® is successfully applied in many different applications and industries.
Stainihard® NC is a variation, which makes it possible to apply this process to stainless steel. As with other diffusion processes products can be treated as single work pieces as well as in bulk. With Stainihard® NC the surface is enriched with nitrogen and carbon to improve the mechanical properties of the product.
Stainihard® NC is a registered trade mark of Hauck Heat Treatment BV.
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