The Doctor has always been fascinated with anything involving case hardening. Gas nitriding is no exception; a seemingly old and well-established technology that changes so little that it begs the question, “What’s new?” Well, as it turns out, quite a bit. Let’s learn more.
When we create products for the natural world, engineers and heat treaters tend to focus on making components that are stiff, strong and resistant to applied forces. Nature, on the other hand, chooses a different path, opting in general for objects that are highly flexible.
Combining Tradition and Integrity with Tomorrow’s Technology
July 13, 2017
It’s extremely difficult to encapsulate a 102-year-old company in just one page. It’s an even taller task when the company in question has over 675 U.S. patents, 75 industry-recognized trademarks and 250,000 systems installed worldwide.
Let’s talk about moonshine – how it has been a human indulgence for well over 5,000 years and how it is a worldwide phenomenon. Let me tell you some stories, and let me mention why this is an important topic.
Perhaps a half-dozen times over the course of The Doctor’s career have vacuum furnace users reported the presence of a white layer on the surface and near-surface of steel and stainless steel component parts after vacuum hardening and/or carburizing followed by vacuum oil quenching.