Plasma nitriding is suitable for all ferrous materials as well as for sintered steels, cast iron and high-alloy tool steels. This method is used especially when components are to contain nitrided and hardened areas as well as soft areas. Please note: If the process is carried out at particularly low temperatures, the corrosion protection does not change. Titanium and Nickel alloys are also Plasma Nitrided. The hard layer formed when Nitriding these materials tends to be relatively thin (<20 microns) but very hard and wear resistant.
This low temperature, low distortion process is used widely throughout the automotive, aerospace and general engineering sectors and a wide variety of applications. Commercially most common components are engine camshafts, engine crankshafts, and gears.