Frequently Occurring Misconceptions in Nitriding

Wednesday, September 15, 2021: 8:00 AM
227 (America's Center)
Ms. Rosanne Brunello , Mountain Rep, Cleveland, OH
Wels, February 27, 2020

Abstract for ASM IMAT (Sept. 14 - 17, 2020)

Frequently occuring misconceptions in Nitriding:

FNC vs. Nitrocarburizing vs. Carbonitriding

RÜBIG GmbH & Co KG, presented by Mountain Rep

Developed in the early 20th century, nitriding is now reaching an unprecedented high. Densely loaded racks, fully automated processes, as well as nitriding of critical materials, ie. stainless steels, confirm that its development status is at an extremely high level today.

Still, knowledge among the users is still limited, and, the high proportion of different terminologies do not contribute to bringing light into the “nitriding darkness”.

This presentation will provide an overview on all the frequently wrongly used terms and clears up mistakes. It clarifies why carbonitriding is not nitriding. Why case depth is not automatically connected with case hardening. And why FNC can also be executed with means of something purple.