Advantages of Boron Diffusion

  • Powder borne process – not line of sight, so no areas inaccessible
  • Forms strong metallurgical bonded surface alloys – not mechanical bonds
  • Uniform diffusion case depths are controllable by thermochemical reactions
  • Boronizing less costly base metals outperform more costly untreated materials
  • No voids at diffusion zone – 100% dense
  • Boronized surfaces can be secondary machined if needed
  • Versatile – masking of nontreated surface areas for ease of machinability
  • Cost effective for large or small parts – batch operation
  • Masked surfaces of boron treated parts can be welded
  • Environmentally safe – no toxic waste generated from process