Controlled nitriding/nitrocarburizing imparts a high surface hardness which results in a higher resistance to wear, scuffing, galling, seizure, and an improvement in corrosion.

Normalizing is a relatively simple process, but its parameters depend greatly on the type of steel and the desired result.

Nitrex heat-treating solutions for the oil and gas industry can help critical parts that are exposed to an extremely corrosive environment at high pressure withstand high wear demands.

The power-generation industry continues to see radical innovations, and the reduction of traditional energy derived from carbon sources will open the door to new sources of energy in our day-to-day lives.

Age hardening or precipitation hardening (also known as aging) is a change in material properties (generally hardening) effected by holding parts at moderately elevated temperatures, without any change in the chemistry of the alloy.

Precision products have a diverse manufacturing base with manufacturers producing complex parts and complete assemblies.

Sintering is the process of compacting, welding together, and forming a solid mass of material from small particles without melting.

Conventional or vacuum tempering is almost always required after hardening to reduce the hardness and brittleness to a desirable level.

The main phenomena limiting the useful life of tools are frictional wear and thermal fatigue in the case of hot-work tools.