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- The purpose of this process
The purpose of this process is to dissolve nitrogen in the surface of stainless steel to a depth in the range of 0.2-2 mm. Peak hardness ranges from 280HV on austenitic grades to 700HV on martensitic/ferritic grades.
The purpose of this process is to dissolve nitrogen and carbon in the surface of stainless steel to a depth in the range of 5-45 µm. Peak hardness ranges from 1000-1200HV on austenitic grades to 1200-1800HV on martensitic/ferritic grades.
The purpose of this process is to combine ExpaniteHigh-T and ExpaniteLow-T processes to achieve higher load bearing and corrosion properties. Firstly, the ExpaniteHigh-T process is applied to create a deep case detph with moderate nitrogen content. Secondly, the ExpaniteLow-T process is applied to create a high-hardness surface on top of the ExpaniteHigh-T zone.
The Expanite® processes does not result in a coating, but a diffusion zone with an increased carbon and nitrogen content. We call this zone expanded austenite, expanded martensite, or simply, Expanite®.