Akebono Brake Corporation, Ferritic nitrocarburizing (FNC) of Brake Rotors
One of our news items of yesterday (January 8 which can be found further down this page) concerned a fire at Akebono Brake Corporation in Glasgow, Kentucky, USA. In the news item we mentioned how Akebono was one of the first companies to process brake rotors using a gas Ferritic nitrocarburizing process. Several readers corrected us on this and we should have known better. As far as we know the first company to mass produce brake rotors using a gas FNC process was Woodworth Heat Treating, a US commercial heat treater with several locations in the US and Mexico.