Gas carburizing is a high-temperature case-hardening process for medium to low carbon steels that improves wear-resistance, fatigue, and galling. Carburizing is a popular case hardening method because it is relatively quick, low-cost, and capable of achieving both high hardness (>62HRC) and deep case depths (>0.090 in.). The process relies on the incorporation of carbon into the structure of the steel surface and typically requires a subsequent transformation through quenching to achieve the desired hardening response.
Select grades of steel are designed to undergo carburizing treatments. The so-called “carburizing grades” including 8620 and 9310 steels. Steel grades such as 1018, 1020, 4330V, and EN30B are also routinely carburized to improve surface performance characteristics.
- Working envelope: 44”L x 26” W x12”H
- Weight capacity: 800lbs per load
- Temperature range: Up to 1800F (980C)
- Low-carbon, and low alloy steels are most common.
- 1018,1020,1026,8620,9310 and more.
- Standard recipes for 0.01-0.09”. Rapid development for optimized recipes using our internal models ensure minimal turn-around time.
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