Global Gas Nitriding Furnace Market 2018-2022
About Gas Nitriding Furnace
Nitriding furnaces are used in the process of nitriding metals using ammonia. Gas nitriding is a thermochemical treatment, which hardens the product.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global gas nitriding furnace market to grow at a CAGR of 5.26% during the period 2018-2022.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global gas nitriding furnace market for 2018-2022. To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Gas Nitriding Furnace Market 2018-2022
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global gas nitriding furnace market: Bodycote (NITREX METAL), Ipsen, SECO/WARWICK, Solar Manufacturing, and Surface Combustion.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is lightweight materials used for automobile manufacturing. Globally, governments are focusing more on three factors such as environmental compatibility, preservation of resources, and safety. In response, automobile makers are building safe, clean, and a range of cars such as zero emission vehicles.”
According to the report, one driver in the market is strong growth in demand for internal combustion engines. One of the key applications of gas nitriding is surface hardening of crankshafts, which are used in applications requiring the conversion of energy and power to rotary movement. Crankshafts make use of connecting rods to transform piston movements to rotational movements. Crankshafts are used in various engine types ranging from automotive engines to the ones used in motorized chainsaws.
Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is growing popularity of plasma nitriding. In plasma nitriding or ion nitriding, plasma is discharged on the part to be nitrided, which enhances the wear resistance, surface hardness, and fatigue by the formation of a layer. During plasma nitriding, the furnace walls are the anode while parts to be nitrided are connected as cathode, following which they are supplied with a potential between 0.3 and 1 KV. Particles accelerate and hit the cathode, which is the workpiece, resulting in the transfer of kinetic energy to the cathode and heating it.
Bodycote (NITREX METAL)