- Impact of Nitriding on Die Life, Performance, and Cost Control -

Impact of Nitriding on Die Life, Performance, and Cost Control

Extrusion dies are unique as far as industrial tooling is concerned. They are designed with deflection and surface hardening in mind and need to be periodically nitrided as they undergo extrusion cycles in conditions that include high temperatures, abrasion, and wear.

In this webinar, we will provide a comprehensive view of nitriding within the life cycle of a die and explore how nitriding and other factors can improve die life and quality as well as reduce the cost of tooling and corrections.

In this webinar, attendees will learn about:

  • What is nitriding: brief theory
  • Nitriding in the context of die handling operations
  • Nitriding schedules: intervals related to die/bearing gage
  • Root causes of defects
  • Best practices


This webinar is helpful to extrusion managers, die shop managers, correctors as well as plant managers aiming at improving quality and reducing the cost associated with tooling, downtime, corrections, and profile quality.


Jack Kalucki, Senior International Account Executive

Jack Kalucki is a technological advisor at Nitrex supporting industrial customers in North America and parts of Europe. He has over 30 years of experience with nitriding and nitrocarburizing process, material, and application development in demanding industries such as aerospace, automotive, defense, gears, and tooling with roles in customer service, R&D, heat treating services, and technical sales.