Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT) purchased a gas nitriding unit to expand its capacity for UltraGlow gas nitriding and UltraOx surface-treatment solutions at its corporate office and service center in Waterloo, Iowa. The large, state-of-the-art, high-temperature gas nitriding unit will also allow for increased capacity of gas ferritic nitrocarburizing (FNC) and stress relief. AHT plans on hiring part-time and full-time laborers to deal with the added capacity.

AHT says it is seeing substantial opportunity for gas nitriding and FNC applications in agriculture, construction, automotive and other industries where corrosion resistance is imperative. The addition of this unit will also allow the company to expand its UltraOx capacity, a trademarked process of AHT that is increasingly replacing QPQ, nickel plating, chrome plating and salt bath in many applications.