Carburising, or case hardening, is now largely out of favour, although it has been favoured in the past, before nitriding had been invented, or whilst nitriding was at a less advanced stage of development. This process diffuses carbon into the surface of a low-carbon steel, increasing its hardenability. This can impart large increase in hardness, with considerable case-depth and an increase in wear-resistance and fatigue strength. However, owing to the harden, quench and temper nature of this treatment, distortion can be a very serious problem.
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