Aalberts surface technologies in Birmingham is also the home of Nitrotec Services a specialist, patented process ideal if you seek to minimise weight, maximise strength and expect the component to be used in environments where corrosion protection is a must.
Aalberts surface technologies Birmingham is conveniently located less than 1 mile from J6 of the M6. The site controls our wholly owned patented Nitrotec® range of treatments on site as well as to approved, licensed users around the world. Nitrotec® is a highly specialist process used by leading automotive manufacturers, hydraulic and actuation system providers, machinery builders and producers of consumer goods and electrical switchgear.
Additionally, at Aalberts surface technologies Birmingham we carry out a comprehensive range of PVD coatings to a host of industries and markets for both decorative and functional applications.
For press tool forming dies, we often apply a heat treatment process in combination with PVD where the steel substrate is often not hard enough in itself to work in the application. We call this process Iontec-H where, in combination, our duplex process greatly improves fatigue and indentation resistance to allow better functionality and longevity of the tool.
We also offer hardening to austenitic stainless steels through our Stainitec process which produces an extremely hard surface ‘S-phase’ layer. The surface hardness of the layer can reach up to 1400Hv and is always over 1000Hv. It is even possible to apply a PVD hard coating on top to further enhance wear resistance and friction characteristics.
In addition to the application of our processes, we provide all necessary additional services from technical advice, improvement of customer processes, research laboratory and a logistic service (pick-up & delivery) for our customers.
Aalberts surface technologies, “best in class” is about not only our core technologies, but more in the flexibility with which we service our clients and the way we are able to integrate our processes in their supply chain.
We commit ourselves to the highest quality, not just treating materials but also the way we treat to our valued customer. We always work in close cooperation with our clients and are able to tailor our processes to the specific requirements so that our knowledge can be your strength.