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Steel Heat Treating Fundamentals and Processes

Edited by
Jon L. Dossett
Jon L. Dossett
Consultant
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George E. Totten
George E. Totten
Portland State University
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ASM International
Volume
4A
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-165-8
Publication date:
2013
Book Chapter

Boriding (Boronizing) of Metals[1]

By
Craig Zimmerman
Craig Zimmerman
Revising author
Bluewater Thermal Solutions
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Published:
2013
Page range:
709 - 724
Publication history
July 01, 2013

Abstract

Boriding is a thermochemical diffusion-based surface-hardening process that can be applied to a wide variety of ferrous, nonferrous, and cermet materials. It is performed on metal components as a solution for extending the life of metal parts that wear out too quickly in applications involving severe wear. This article presents a variety of methods and media used for boriding of ferrous materials, and explains their advantages, limitations, and applications. These methods include pack cementation boriding, gas boriding, plasma boriding, electroless salt bath boriding, electrolytic salt bath boriding, and fluidized-bed boriding. The article briefly describes the chemical vapor deposition process, which has emerged to be dominant among metal-boride deposition processes.

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Craig Zimmerman, 2013. "Boriding (Boronizing) of Metals", Steel Heat Treating Fundamentals and Processes, Jon L. Dossett, George E. Totten

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