Dr. Julius Nickl­­
Graduate Chemist, General manager
Senior-expert for industrial processes & products

+49 8106 9941 15
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Hardening of stainless steel

For seal-free pistons in the pharmaceutical, medical technology or food processing industries, designers want stainless steel components that are resistant to scratches and corrosion. But how do you harden a stainless steel by carburizing the austenite matrix? For the necessary corrosion resistance, the chromium concentration - even locally - must not be reduced; the formation of CrCx must be prevented. The GWP has developed a simple low-temperature process for this purpose. The cut shows a hardening zone with very small diamond indentations compared to the base material.

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GWP Gesellschaft für Werkstoffprüfung mbH
Georg-Wimmer-Ring 25
85604 Zorneding/München

Tel. +49 8106 994110
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Handelsregister München
HRB 53245
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General Manager
Dr. Julius Nickl