Metal Carburizing Services in Plymouth, MI
Carburization Improves the Surface Hardness and Wear Resistance of Metal Parts
A crucial case hardening process is carburization, or the heating of metal partly made of low carbon content inside of a carbon-rich chamber. When done correctly, carburizing metal draws carbon atoms from the air into the part. The carbon atoms strengthen the surface of the component so the outside (the casing) can withstand more wear and tear.
Customizable Options to Meet Our Customers’ Needs
The carburization process allows us to make adjustments to produce different outcomes with the product based on your needs. We can change the case depth that comes from the carbon infusion based on the carbon potential in the air, the temperature used, and the time allotment for the process. If a client needs a greater depth in their casing, we use higher carbon potential, higher temperatures, and longer cycle times to allow more carbon to diffuse into the metal piece. The hardening for any part does not solidify until we quickly quench the metal.
Once the metal is quenched, we finely temper the newly carburized piece to the specific needs of our customers for core and case hardness. The significant gains in toughness resulting from tempering outweigh the small depreciation in strength and hardness.
- Strengthens surface hardness
- Builds on wear resistance
- Adds toughness and ductility to the core of materials
- Effective for simple and complex parts
- Options for both high volume work on continuous equipment and low to medium volume work for batch equipment
RMT Woodworth Heat Treating is a family-owned business offering metal-working services to customers for over 50 years. We are proud to offer rack and fixture process to minimize any distortion and provide our customers with a flawless finished product. The team at RMT treats every customer individually to deliver customization and specialized treatment options. We deliver premium services while always following our stringent quality standards that meet or exceed industry standards with certifications from IATF, CQI-9, and NSF.