Nitriding

Heating steel, aluminum or titanium in a nitrogen-rich atmosphere is used to create products where surface hardness and wear resistance are critical parameters. AVS furnaces feature capabilities for complex gas control systems to manage the nitrogen or ammonia atmospheres used in nitriding processes for products like cams, gears, cutting tools and other hardened items. Some ceramics are also processed in AVS furnaces for a number of specialty nitride ceramic products.