Why Vacuum Carburizing? A Process Overview
It has been discovered that the Vacuum Carburizing process produces twice the carbon availability as compared to traditional carburizing agents, resulting in exceptional carbon transfer into the parts. Vacuum Carburizing is also capable of creating an oxidation-free surface microstructure while allowing even carburization of complex-geometry components.
Wherever possible, Vacuum Carburizing is used in combination with dry, high-pressure gas quenching as the hardening step. This provides the industry with an environmentally friendly, safe, clean and flexible case hardening process. This process, when compared with oil quenching, is also capable of reducing distortion and improving case-depth uniformity.
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