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GUIDE TO MAIN PROCESSED GRADES

We offer the grades indicated below. Refer to the following pages for a recommended match between application and grade.
Other grades can be processed to special order. Please consult us.

HIGH-SPEED STEELS (HSS)

 FORECREU 
DESIGNATION
AFNOR or EURONORM DIN 17350 ISO or
EN/DIN
OTHER COMMERCIAL OR
STANDARD DESIGNATIONS
Conventional metallurgy
M2
M35
GV3
Z85WDCV 06-05-04-02
Z85WDKCV 06-05-05-04-02
Z120WDCV07-05-04-03
1.3343
1.3243
1.3347
HS 6-5-2
HS 6-5-2-5
HS 7-5-3
D Mo5, SKH51, E M2 ™ Erasteel, S600 ® Böhler
E Mo5 Co5, SKH55, E M35 ™ Erasteel, S705 ® Böhler
GRINDAMAX V3 ™ Erasteel
Powder metallurgy (PM Steels)
PM15
PM30
PM52
Z155KWCV 05-12-04-05
Z130KWDCV 09-06-05-04-03
Z160WKVCD 10-08-05-04-02
1.3202
-
-
HS 12-0-5-5
HS 6-5-3-8
HS 10-2-5-8
ASP 2015 ® Erasteel
ASP 2030 ® Erasteel, SS 2726
ASP 2052 ® Erasteel

Standard correspondences supplied for information only.
Only information given in our analysis certificates is binding.

TOOL STEELS

FORECREU 
DESIGNATION
AFNOR or EURONORM DIN 17350 ISO or
EN/DIN
AISI OTHER COMMERCIAL OR
STANDARD DESIGNATIONS
Z38CDV5 X38CrMoV 5 1.2343 - H11 SMV3 ® A&D /  W300
® Böhler

Compared properties of high-speed steels :

Grade Machinability
(annealed)
Grindability Toughness Hot hardness Wear resistance Obtainable
hardness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 60 to 65 HRc

 

 Basic high-speed steel offering excellent properties of toughness with good hardness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 60 to 66 HRc

 

 Cobalt grade (5%) derived from M2. Its composition enables it to better resist heat generated by cutting.

 

 Therefore, maintains hardness longer, up to 66HRc. Excellent general-purpose grade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GV3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 65 to 67 HRc

 

 New grade (3% vanadium) for taps. Significantly reduces the grinding costs and increases the tool life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PM15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 65 to 68 HRc

Erasteel

 "Powder grade" with high tungsten content (12%) for high performance cutting tools.

ASP 2015 

 Particularly suitable for high performance cutting tools - drills, taps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PM30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 65 to 68 HRc

Erasteel

 "Powder" grade with extraordinary consistent and highly pure structure (thanks to ESH, Electro Slag Heating).

ASP 2030 

 This grade combines great hardness with excellent toughness. Tool life is increased and reliability improved.

 

 Contains 8.5% cobalt. Ideal choice for the production of high performance cutting tools: drills, taps, end mills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PM52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 65 to 68 HRc

Erasteel

 "Powder" grade with high tungsten content (10.5%) and hight cobalt content (8%) offering wear resistance,

ASP 2052 

 particularly suitable for manufacturing end mills and taps.

 

 

Source : indicative data supplied by steel manufacturers. Registered marks (®) and trademarks () referred to in this catalogue remain the property of their bearers or respective owners as mentioned opposite such marks, in particular Aubert et Duval company (referred to as A&D), Erasteel company and Böhler-Uddeholm company (referred to as Böhler).


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