European Manufacturer Adds Nitriding System

Kuźnia Jawor S.A., a European company specializing in the production of hot forged and CNC machined components for the automotive, machinery, mining, and piping industries, has enhanced its manufacturing capabilities through a substantial plant modernization. Located in the southwestern region of Poland, Kuźnia Jawor has solidified its position as a leading provider of forged and CNC automotive parts within Poland, as well as mining parts in international markets such as Czechia and Türkiye.

Kuźnia Jawor leverages its in-house capabilities to design and manufacture forging tools, a crucial element of the production process. This is necessary for obtaining repeatable strength parameters in steel and ensuring their resistance to geometric changes or abrasive wear, factors that are addressed through heat treatment. Building on this foundation, the company recently revamped its heat-treating operations by introducing cutting-edge equipment and technologies, aiming to streamline operations for improved efficiency and to elevate the quality of its forged and machined products. The investment encompassed the replacement of the entire production line, based on an oil-hardening furnace and two outdated nitriding furnaces. The decision to upgrade was prompted by the need to eliminate archaic technology, address inadequate controls, and ensure that the company remains at the forefront of innovation, sustainability, and excellence in the forging industry. The current production line has been designed using a Nitrex nitriding system and a vacuum hardening furnace.

The company’s forging and CNC processes are marked by meticulous precision, with dies initially undergoing treatment in the vacuum furnace before proceeding to the nitriding phase. This multi-step approach is essential for achieving a zero-white layer, effectively preventing surface cracking in the H11, H13, and WNL hot work steel dies subjected to high-pressure hammer forging. A crucial part of this initiative was the installation of a new Nitrex horizontal-loading system, featuring the furnace model NXH-9912, a custom solution designed to facilitate the seamless automatic transfers of loads between operations.

Marcin Stoklosa, Nitrex Technical Sales Manager who oversaw this transformative endeavor, sums it up, “Kuźnia Jawor’s choice to partner with Nitrex was driven by the need to replace outdated equipment, modernize, and expand their production facility. The result? Improved quality, enhanced performance, and a stronger position in the forging industry.” He added, “Nitrex’s extensive experience and track record of success in delivering the right technology for forging dies, along with our proven history of over 30 installations in Poland, played a pivotal role in securing the partnership.”

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