Case Hardened Steel
Case-hardened steel (often referred to as surface hardened) is a popular material in manufacturing due to its unique properties.
The hardened steel typically has low carbon content and a tough outer layer with a softer core. Our steels are ideal for applications where high wear resistance and durability are essential.
Such material finds typical use in producing gears, bearings, and other mechanical components.
- Hard outer layer with ductile core
- High wear and abrasion resistance
- Improved corrosion resistance
- Greater impact resistance
Producing case-hardened steel involves heating the steel and quenching it in oil or water. The process produces a hard outer layer on the steel while the material core remains relatively soft and ductile. The result is a material with much greater hardness, able to withstand abrasion and impact, making it perfect for high-stress environments.
Nitriding and carburising are also case hardening methods.