Gateway Metals takes pride in offering a wide range of specialty grade steels to cater to the unique needs of our customers. Below, we introduce and describe some of the popular grades in this category, along with their common uses and applications:
CPM 10V is a high-performance powdered metal tool steel known for its outstanding wear resistance and toughness. It is commonly used for applications requiring exceptional cutting performance, such as industrial knives, shear blades, and cutting tools for abrasive materials.
CPM 9V is a premium powdered metal tool steel with excellent wear resistance and toughness. It is often used for plastic injection feed screws, non-return valves, shear blades, and forging dies.
CPM M4 is a high-speed tool steel known for its exceptional wear resistance, high-impact toughness, and resistance to the softening effect of high heat. It is commonly used for cutting tools, milling cutters, and woodworking tools.
CPM1V is a versatile high-speed tool steel with high toughness with heat resistance. It is suitable for applications such as heading dies, extrusion dies, forging dies, and punches.
CPM3V is a high-alloy tool steel offering excellent toughness and wear resistance. It is commonly used for applications that require a combination of high impact resistance and wear resistance, such as heavy-duty industrial knives and cutting tools.
CPM15V is a high-performance tool steel known for its excellent wear resistance. It is commonly used for cutting tools and industrial knives.
CPM S90V is a Martensitic stainless tool steel with exceptional wear resistance and corrosion resistance. It is often used for plastic injection and extrusion feed screws.
M2 is a high-speed tool steel with excellent wear resistance and toughness. It is commonly used for cutting tools, drill bits, and taps.
A7 is an air-hardening tool steel known for its exceptional abrasion resistance. It is often used for liners for shot blasting equipment, brick mold liners, and sand slingers.
C-1020 is a low-carbon steel with good machinability and weldability. It is commonly used for general purpose applications such as sub plates, backup plates, and fixtures.
C-1045 is a medium-carbon steel known for its high strength and excellent machinability. It is commonly used for sub plates, slides, and fixtures
A36 is a low-carbon steel with good weldability and formability. It is commonly used for mold plates
Frequently Asked Questions About Specialty Grade Steels:
Q: What sets specialty grade steels apart from standard steels?
A: Specialty grade steels are designed to meet specific performance requirements and offer superior properties, such as exceptional wear resistance, toughness, and hardness. They are ideal for applications demanding high performance and reliability.
Q: Which specialty grade steel is best for cutting tools?
A: Several specialty grade steels, such as CPM M4, and M2, are well-suited for cutting tools due to their excellent wear resistance, hardness, and resistance to the softening effect of heat.
Q: What specialty grade steel is suitable for high-impact applications?
A: CPM3V is an excellent choice for high-impact applications, as it offers a combination of high toughness and good wear resistance.
Q: Can specialty grade steels be used in outdoor or corrosive environments?
A: Certain specialty grade steels, like CPM S90V, offer excellent corrosion resistance and are suitable for use in outdoor or corrosive environments.
Q: How do I select the right specialty grade steel for my specific application?
A: Selecting the right specialty grade steel depends on the specific requirements of your application, such as required hardness, wear resistance, toughness, and corrosion resistance. Our experienced team can help you identify the best-suited grade that aligns with your project needs for optimal performance.
We hope this information provides valuable insights into our range of specialty grade steels. If you have any further questions or need assistance in selecting the right grade for your projects, please feel free to contact our knowledgeable team. We are dedicated to providing you with the best solutions for your specific application needs.