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carburize

[′kär·bə‚rīz]
(metallurgy)
To surface-harden steel by converting the outer layer of low-carbon steel to high-carbon steel by heating the steel above the transformation range in contact with a carbonaceous material.
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Concerning the carburising steel 18MnCr10, the microhardness curves obtained by nitrosulphuring were systematically under those of plasma nitriding.
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Previously operating at 930[degrees]C for carburising automotive components, Dowa Mining planned to operate the furnace at 1050[degrees]C in order to achieve higher capacity.