Bodycote, the world’s largest provider of heat-treatment and specialist thermal processing services, is pleased to announce the opening of its newest facility for Specialty Stainless Steel Processes (S³P) which increase mechanical and wear properties in stainless steel without adversely affecting corrosion resistance.
Demand for S³P processes featuring Kolsterising® has grown exponentially across multiple markets including automotive, food processing, medical, and oil and gas among others in the United States. The new North Carolina facility will support the manufacturing supply chains in the southeast region. The site will be accredited for both ISO9001 and AS9100 to serve the customer base.
Kent Abrahamsen, senior vice president, Bodycote Specialty Stainless Steel Processes, said, “We are excited to respond to our customers’ requests to expand Bodycote’s geographic footprint and increase capacity to serve their growing demands. Our new, larger facility in Mooresville supports the increasing demands for Specialty Stainless Steel Processes (S³P).”
Certain stainless-steel applications present unique technical challenges to metallurgists and engineers. Bodycote’s S3P technologies are proven solutions dedicated to treating stainless steel, nickel-based and cobalt chromium alloys (including martensitic and precipitation hardened stainless steel materials) to improve resistance against surface wear such as galling, cavitation erosion, and abrasive wear. Bodycote’s S3P processes are special for a number of reasons, but in particular their anti-galling properties. Customers need a reliable and repeatable solution and Bodycote’s Kolsterising® process delivers that.
Many surface treatments, when applied to stainless steel, will negatively affect the metal’s inherent corrosion resistance. Uniquely, Bodycote’s S3P processes impart increased mechanical and wear properties without adversely affecting corrosion resistance, presenting engineering benefits.
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