Ion-Plasma Nitriding has a Variety of Applications

Accurate Ion Technologies has developed ECO-GLO™ - an ion-plasma nitriding treatment designed to produce a uniform-diffused, nitrogen-enriched, high-hardness case with anti-galling and anti-seizing properties. Your ECO-GLO™ treated components will exhibit dimensional stability with reliable and repeatable surface morphology.
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"Ion-Plasma Nitriding is virtually distortion-free for your critical  precision components."

ECO-GLO™ is well-suited for these materials

  • Alloy Steels Containing (Cr, Al, Mo, V, W, Ti)

  • Nitriding Steels

  • Plastic Molds

  • Chrome & Chrome-Vanadium Steels

  • Stainless Steels (300, 400, PH)

  • Power Transmission Components

Ion-Plasma Nitriding Applications

  • Tooling for Die Casting, Forging & Extrusions

  • Plastic Molds

  • Plastic Molds

  • Composite Tooling

  • Power Transmission Components

  • High-Performance Engine Components

  • Hydraulic System Hardware

  • Bearings

  • Gears

  • Power Transmission Components

Ion-Plasma Nitriding is an extension of the gas nitriding process. Using ion-plasma physics in nitriding allows for precise control of the process and produces surface-treated components with a distinctive and repeatable thermo-chemical diffused case.

The vacuum process combines convection heating with ion “glow discharge” to precisely heat the surface of your components and allow for the absorption of the available atomic nitrogen controlled by mass flow. This nitride potential (Kn) control allows for the development of repeatable microstructure morphology of gamma prime and epsilon iron nitrides, as well as for control of the compound zone thickness (white layer).

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"Using ion-plasma physics in nitriding allows for precise control of the process, and a repeatable thermo-chemical diffused case."

Features and Benefits of the ECO-GLO™ Process

Nitride Case

  • High Hardness (600-2,000HV) (70+ Rc)

  • Anti-Seizing

  • Anti-Galling

  • Anti-Welding

  • Hot-Hardness

Solid State Solution

  • Fatigue Properties Increased Tensile and Yield Strength

  • Stiffness

  • Elongation Maintained

  • Residual Compressive Stresses

Distortion & Dimensional Control

  • Fatigue Properties Increased Tensile and Yield Strength

  • Up to 10% of Case Depth

  • Elongation Maintained

  • Reduced Treatment Temperature


  • Case Depths .002 to .020 inch

  • Ability to Retain Core Properties

  • Ability to be Selectively Applied

  • No Plating or Painting Required

Accurate Ion Technologies is the Preferred Choice for Advanced Ion-Plasma Nitriding.

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