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Nitriding

Posted by Jim Mahan (12.201.87.74) on 23:11:42 17/03/06

Hello,
I am a Mechanical Engineering student at the University Of Missouri. My Engineering Materials proffesor has assigned a writing assignment where we are supposed to determine an alternative to carburizing 1020 steel. He stated that we should look at nitriding. I have been researching, and i can not find any definative information that leads to me believe 1020 steel is able to undergo nitriding. One source says it is while another says that it is not. I have never researched for an engineering type paper before so I am at a loss. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Just to clarify I am not trying to take the easy way out I just need some direction.
Thank You,
Jim Mahan


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