Carburizing is a surface hardening treatment used on low carbon and alloy steels to increase the surface hardness of the steel without hardening deep into the core of the steel. The end result is a good wear resistant surface and a strong but ductile core.
This process is commonly used on gears, bearing races or anything requiring a hard wear resistant surface with a strong and ductile core. It is done in a high carbon gaseous atmosphere and the depth of the case depth is in direct correlation with the carburizing temperature and the length of the carburize cycle.
We have four integral quench atmosphere furnaces capable of carburizing parts as large as 2,000 Lbs. Our largest atmosphere furnaces are 30” wide x 30” high x 48” long and all have digital carbon and temperature control.