Uwe Huchel 1 ,Claudia Ernst 2 , Siegfried Strämke 1
1 Eltro GmbH, Heat Treatment, Arnold-Sommerfeld-Ring 3, D – 52499 Baesweiler, Germany
2 Edelstahl Witten-Krefeld GmbH, R & D, Auestrasse 4,
D – 58452 Witten, Germany

Abstract

Austenitic stainless steels have an excellent corrosion resistance, but the wear resistance is very poor. Standard nitriding processes obtain a higher hardness […]