Case hardening process used to increase wear resistance, surface hardness and fatigue life through creation of a hardened surface layer while maintaining an unaffected core microstructure.
Induction hardening is used to increase the mechanical properties of ferrous components in a specific area. Typical applications are hydraulic cylinder rod ,powertrain, suspension, engine components and stampings. Induction hardening is excellent at repairing warranty claims / field failures. The primary benefits are improvements in strength, fatigue and wear resistance in a localised area without having to redesign the component
Benefits of induction hardening
Favoured for components that are subjected to heavy loading. Induction hardening imparts a high surface hardness with a deep case capable of handling extremely high loads. Fatigue strength is increased by the development of a soft core surrounded by an extremely tough outer layer. These properties are desirable for parts that experience torsional loading and surfaces that experience impact forces. Induction processing is performed one part at a time allowing for very predictable dimensional movement from part to part.
The various types of chrome rods/bars we have in stocks are standard hard chrome rods and induction hardened chromed rods . Other types of rods such as nickel chrome rod and 42CrMo4 chrome rods are also available on request. honed tube and chrome plated tube are also supplied by us.