Case-hardening also called as surface hardening is the process of hardening the surface of a metal object while allowing the metal deeper underneath to remain soft, thus forming a thin layer of harder metal called the case at the surface.
Benefits of Case hardening
Objects which need to have a hard exterior to endure wear and tear while maintaining a soft interior to withstand shock benefit from this process. The advantages of case hardening are:
- Creating a more durable product
- Increases wear-resistance of the metal
- Increases lifetime of objects
- The metal is more flexible
- Case hardening makes material easier to weld
Providing unmatched services to many industries
Not every metal is created equal. Some metals are sturdy and strong, while others are much more malleable and less durable. Steel parts often require treatment to obtain maximum strength and durability. We can change the mechanical properties of metals through the manufacturing process.
There are many types of case hardening processes, it will be determined by the metals used in manufacturing and the desired properties of the finished product.