Benefits - ISF and Nitriding
Nitriding steel components produces a high hardness and shallow case with minimal geometric distortion. It leaves, however, a troublesome, brittle, hard white layer that must be removed. Removing the white layer while surface finishing nitrided components by conventional honing is a slow and sensitive task. REM's ISF® Process is a robust technique that not only removes the white layer, but also leaves a planarized, polished surface (i.e., Ra <0.1 µm). This results in a nitrided gear which achieves optimal high load operational results.
Benefits of using ISF with nitrided components:
- Safe and accurate removal of white layer
- Minimal stock removal
- Improved surface finish
- Controlled Process
- Eliminate grinding, honing or similar processes after nitriding
- Applicable on gas, carbo and ion nitrided components
- No risk to case layer
Some of the many industries served:
- Power Generation
- Oil & Gas
The Isotropic Superfinish Process can be used to refurbish nitrided components.