PREMIUM CARBIDE GRADES AND TABLES

We offer a variety of carbide for you to purchase directly from us, which is yet another way we strive to be your preferred go to resource. We would be happy to discuss your purchase and help you determine the grade of carbide needed. We offer only the highest quality carbide available on the market today. We won’t waste your time with inferior materials. We understand the value of quality and performance, and use these grades to manufacture our own high performance cutting tools.

 

HIGH SPEED TOOL STEEL (CHEMISTRY OF CONVENTIONAL MATERIAL TO ASTM A600 SPECIFICATIONS)
Traditional Carbon C Chromium Cr Tungsten W Molybdenum Mo Vanadium V Cobalt Co Maximum Annealed Hb Typical Tempered HrC
M-2 0.83 4.15 6.15 5.10 1.95 255 64
M-4 1.30 4.25 5.85 4.75 4.10 255 65
M-7 1.02 3.75 1.75 8.60 1.90 260 64
M-42 1.10 3.90 1.60 9.50 1.20 8.25 277 67
Powdered Metal Carbon C Chromium Cr Tungsten W Molybdenum Mo Vanadium V Cobalt Co Maximum Annealed Hb Typical Tempered HrC
PM M-4 1.42 4.00 5.50 5.25 4.00 255 65
PM M-48 1.50 4.00 9.75 5.25 3.10 9.00 310 68
PM T-15 1.60 4.00 12.00 4.90 5.00 275 66

 

 

HIGH SPEED STEEL HEAT TREATING
Grade Annealing Temp. (F°) Pre-heat Temp. (F°) Austenitizing Temp. (F°) Quench Medium Tempering Temp. (F°)
M-2 1550/1600 1500/1550 2175/2225 Salt/Oil/Air 1025/1050
M-4 1550/1600 1500/1550 2185/2225 Salt/Oil/Air 1025/1050
M-42 1575/1650 1500/1550 2125/2175 Salt/Oil/Air 1025/1050
PM M-4 1550/1600 1550/1600 1900/2175 Salt/Oil/Air 1000/1100
PM M-48 1550/1600 1550/1600 2050/2175 Salt/Oil/Air 1000/1100
PM T-15 1550/1600 1550/1600 2200/2250 Salt/Oil/Air 1000/1100