Thermochemical Surface Engineering: A Playground for Science and Innovation

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Abstract

Surface engineering by thermochemical processing is the intentional change of the composition of a material at elevated temperature with the purpose to improve materials performance. In thermochemical processing components from the starting material are essential in the development of the phases at the surface. Current research and innovation activities are used to exemplify thermochemical surface engineering and the interplay of science and innovation. The examples given encompass aspects of the synthesis of extremely porous materials, low temperature surface hardening of stainless steel, surface hardening of titanium alloys, as well as thermo-reactive diffusion for extreme wear resistance
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th IFHTSE Congress
Number of pages12
Publication date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event 24th International Federation for Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering Congress (IFHTSE Congress 2017) - Nice, France
Duration: 26 Jun 201729 Jun 2017

Conference

Conference 24th International Federation for Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering Congress (IFHTSE Congress 2017)
CountryFrance
CityNice
Period26/06/201729/06/2017

Keywords

  • Stainless steel
  • Steels
  • Titanium
  • Thermochemical treatment
  • Nitriding

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