Carbonitration Process

Carbonitration is a process used to increase steel surface hardness and decrease abrasion. Carbon and nitrogen atoms are diffused into the metal and cause increase in hardness on the surface during the process. Carbonitration process is rather applied to the low-cost and free machining low-carbon steels; thus, surface properties are improved and it is enabled to compete with more expensive and low workability steels. Surface hardness obtained following carbonitration varies between 55-62 HRC.