AISI M2 Tool Steel is molybdenum based high-speed steel in tungsten–molybdenum
series. HSS grade steel M2 is a medium alloyed high speed steel which has good machinability.
The H-SS M2 chemical composition gives a good combination of
well-balanced toughness, wear resistance and red hardness
properties. Widely used for cutting tools such as twist drills,
taps, milling cutters, saws, knives etc. Also commonly used in cold
work punches and dies and cutting applications involving high speed
and light cuts.
Grade M2 High Speed Steel is by far the most popular high speed
steel replacing high speed steel grade T1 in most applications because of its superior properties and
The main use of high-speed steels continues to be in the
manufacture of various cutting tools. Typical applications for M2 high speed steel are twist drills,
reamers, broaching tools, taps, milling tools, metal saws. M2 is
suitable for cold forming tools such as extrusion rams and dies,
also widely used in all kinds of cutting tools, knife and punches
and die applications, plastic moulds with elevated wear resistance
|Steel Grade||1.3343 / M2||Application||Tool steel, Mold Steel|
|Shape||Round Bar||Standard||GB, ASTM, DIN,JIS|
|Dimension||Φ2-300 mm; length below 16m||Surface||Black, Bright, Polished, Peeled|
|Technique||Cold drawn; Hot rolled; Forged||Ultrasonic Test||100% UT Passed|
-EAF+(ESR) or EAF+LF+VD+(ESR)
-HOT rolled or Forged, Annealed
-Surface Finish: Black, Rough Machined, Peeled, Turned or as per given
-UT 100% passed
-Cutting service provided
-Third Party inspection is acceptable (SGS, BV etc.)
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION (%)
|Hardness, Rockwell C (tempered at 1150°F, quenched at 2200°F)||62||62|
|Hardness, Rockwell C (as hardened, quenched at 2200°F)||65||65|
|Compressive yield strength (when tempered at 300°F)||3250 MPa||471000 psi|
|Izod impact unnotched (when tempered at 300°F)||67 J||49.4 ft-lb|
|Abrasion (loss in mm3, as-hardened; ASTM G65)||25.8||25.8|
|Abrasion (loss in mm3, tempered at 1275°F; ASTM G65)||77.7||77.7|
|Elastic modulus||190-210 GPa||27557-30458 ksi|
Forging of ASTM A600 High Speed Tool Steel M2
Pre heat M2 HSS steel slowly and uniformly to 850-900°C. The heat
should then be increased more quickly to the forging temperature of
1050-1150°C. If during the forging the temperature of the M2 high speed tool steel material drops
below 880-900°C, re-heating will be necessary. Cool the M2 steel
component very slowly after forging.
Heat Treatment of AISI M2 High Speed Material
Heat to 1600° F, soak thoroughly at heat. Furnace cool 25° F per
hour to 900° F, air cool to room temperature. Approximate annealed
hardness 241 Maximum Brinell.
Stress Relief of Unhardened Material: Heat slowly to 1200 to 1250°
F. Soak for two hours per inch of thickness at heat. Slow cool
(furnace cool if possible) to room temperature.
Heat slowly to 1550° F, soak thoroughly, heat to 1850° F, soak
thoroughly. Soak time in the furnace varies from a few minutes to
15 minutes, depending tool size, heat capacity of the furnace, and
the size of the charge. – Heat to 2150 to 2200° F for max.
toughness and minimum distortion. – Heat to 2250 to 2275° F for
max. hardness and abrasion resistance.
For full hardness, oil quench to 150-200° F. Air quench to 150° F.
When quenching in hot salt maintain the quench just above the Ms
temperature. After equalizing withdraw parts from the hot salt and
air cooled to 150° F.
Double temper is mandatory, three tempers are sometimes preferred.
Soak for 2 hours per inch of thickness. Air cool to room
temperature between tempers. The best tempering range for hardness,
strength and toughness is 1000 to 1050° F.
Machinability of AISI M2 Tool Steel
Shaping of HSS M2 tool steels can be carried out using grinding
methods. However, they have poor grinding capability and hence they
are regarded as “medium” machinability tool steel under annealed
conditions. The machinability of these tool steels M2 is only 50%
of that of the easily machinable W group or water hardening tool
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- Solid round bar
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- Wire rod
- High mechanical property and quenching, enable the surface share
equal hardness after deal with it
- Good polishing and low roughness
- Making the heat-treatment to harden condition before using it
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-Round: Dia. 2-300 mm
-Flat: T. 6-250 mm x W. 20-600 mm
-Block: T. 80-1200 mm x W. 100-1600 mm
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1. Both T/T and L/C will be acceptable
2. Trade Terms: FOB, CIF, CFR
3. The delivery will be in 10-15 days if have stock; For customized
items, the delivery will be negotiated by both parties
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orders, by airfreight or express for samples
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