Chapter 12: Steels For Nitriding
This chapter first lists the compositions of typical steels that are suitable for nitriding. It then presents considerations for steel selection. The chapter also shows the influence of alloying elements on hardness after nitriding and the depth of nitriding. It provides a detailed discussion on plasma nitriding of type 422 stainless steel, nitriding of type 440A and type 630 (17-4 PH) stainless steel. The chapter also discusses plasma nitride case depths.