Carburizing

Gas Carburizing is used in approximately 30% of all Surface Hardening applications. The wear resistant surface and shock resistant core serve many applications throughout manufacturing. Gas Carburizing is generally more economical and effective than other methods of Carburizing.

Carburizing
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AMP utilizes a Gas Carburizing method for the surface hardening of low carbon steels. Carburizing is a very common application for ferrous metals which require case hardening. Carburized parts may be quenched in oil or water, depending on the application and required surface hardness, and is commonly used for parts requiring greater wear properties. Carbon is absorbed into the surface of the parts through diffusion at temperatures ranging from 1450-1750°F (790-950°C). Exposed to a carbon rich atmosphere for a specific amount of time and temperature, case depths can be measured as Total Case Depth (TCD) or Effective Case Depth (ECD).