Table 1: AISI 316 thickness of the nitrided layers for samples height of 1, 3, 5 and 10 mm, at different temperatures.

Sample height (mm)Temperature (K)
673723773673723773
Cathodic cageConventional plasma nitriding

1Layer thickness (μm)7,82249,11,31624,5
38,52350,92,117,428
5102852,23,523,536,4
10123253,44,429,545,8