Locally Austempered Ductile Iron (LADI™)

Locally Austempered Ductile Iron (LADI™)

LADITM is a surface hardening heat treatment process that will produce a localized case depth (3 to 5 mm) of an ausferrite microstructure (ADI) in a desired area of a component.   This induction-based technology is unique in that it can be applied to ferritic grades of ductile iron (65-45-12 or 450-12) which are typically not suited for induction hardening.