AugustaWestland Takes Delivery of Nitrex Nitriding System

Cascina Costa Di Samarate, Italy - May 26, 2009 - Nitrex Metal ( has completed the start up of a NX-1015 nitriding system at the AugustaWestland S.p.A. plant in Cascina Costa Di Samarate, Italy. The order is a direct result of research started ten years ago with the intent to improve fatigue resistance of gears made of 32CDV13 and Nitralloy N steels for helicopter transmissions. Through Nitrex Metal's proprietary nitriding technology Nitreg(r), treated gears yielded improvements in fatigue endurance and wear resistance - ultimately producing a finished gear that is both reliable and durable with a longer service life. The nitriding system was installed and started up in November 2008. AgustaWestland is one of the largest helicopter companies in the world, offering a range of helicopters to meet commercial and military requirements.

Nitrex Metal is a key supplier of automated, turnkey heat treating systems for nitriding and nitrocarburizing applications. To date the company has over 250 installations in plants worldwide and has licensed its technology to heat treating companies in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Italy, South Korea, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE, UK, and USA.


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