Understanding LPC: Fundamentals and Latest Advances in Low Pressure Carburizing Technology

Sponsored by SECO/VACUUM and Control Instruments Corp.
By Amanda C. Voss, MPP
1 PDH; 1 RETA PDH; 0.1 IACET CEU*; This course may qualify for continuing education through the NYSED; This course may qualify for continuing education through the FBPE.; 1 PDH*

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define low pressure carburizing (LPC) in both theory and process.
  2. Describe the history of development behind today’s LPC technology and the barriers that were overcome in the process.
  3. Discuss LPC equipment.
  4. Explain advances in LPC technology that allow for flexibility and adaptability of both equipment and outcome.

This course is part of the Vacuum Heat Treat Academy

This course provides an overview of low pressure carburizing (LPC) technology, laying the foundation for understanding today’s modern equipment and processes, and the evolutionary path that LPC technology has traversed, from the 1960s to today. Discussion of standard equipment, as well as advanced set-ups that accommodate equipment and product flexibility, are provided. Case studies demonstrate both the process and flexibility of LPC to garner excellent outcomes for industrial applications.


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