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Manganese Steel The Ultimate Hard Worker For superior wear resistance in the toughest of industrial settings, manganese steel is a must. You may have heard manganese steel called Hadfield steel or mangalloy. Our 12/14% manganese steel, also known by its brand name Creusabro M, performs brilliantly in service, whether it's subject to high impact pressure or repeated shock. It is fully austenitic, non-magnetic and quench annealed, which gives the metal exceptional hardness. Not only does this manganese steel arrive hard, it gets even tougher with age. Yes: the harder this metal works, the stronger it grows. Severe wear and repeated impact have a hardening effect on the steel's structure, making it up to three times its original strength once installed and in work. Delivered plates are typically 200 BHN, but Creusabro strengthens to an in-service hardness of at least 600 BHN when in use. It boasts a low co-efficiency of friction in metal-to-metal processes and the fact it's non-magnetic makes it a good choice for industrial magnet machinery and electrical transformers. With such reliability and so much going for it, it's easy to see why this high manganese steel is a favourite in construction, quarries, mining and more. Good for: Construction and quarries (stone chutes, chain guide and spreader plates, earth-moving crusher jaws, screen, shovel buckets, grizzly etc.) Mining (many armouring elements, the bucket blade of loaders, sprocket wheels, conveyor chains etc.) Foundry and iron industry (liners on shot blasting units, wear liners, flanged bolster cups, scraps containers, shifting and guiding plates. Brickworks and concrete factories (dividing walls of parpen moulds, parpen mould core walls, mixers, paddles, grinding mill scrapers etc.) Recovery and scrap (Strikers, hammer mills and wheel disks) Shot blasting machinery in the automotive industries Railways Bicycles How it’s made:

Manganese steel is made when steel containing around 1% carbon is alloyed (combined with) manganese. It's important to get the level of manganese exactly right; manganese's greatest property is its hardness, but with hardness comes brittleness. When a low percentage of manganese is added to steel, the steel becomes extremely brittle (at around 5%, it would shatter very easily). At this point, it might seem wise to add no more manganese to the steel, but in fact, increasing the amounts adds to both the hardness and ductility of the finished product. Around 13% manganese is considered to be the perfect balance for this metal to be ultra-tough but pliable too.

Benefits: Extremely hard-wearing Gets harder with age Can withstand intense industrial usage Non-magnetic Random fact:

Mangalloy is considered to be one of the first commercially successful steel alloys. The name 'Hadfield steel' comes from its inventor, Robin Hadfield. In its early days, manganese steel was used for everything from bank safes to war helmets.

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What is Raex The Tough Stuff If you're looking for a steel sheet that's extra heavy duty and resistant to wear, RAEX hardened steel is the metal you need. Boasting exceptional impact toughness, this industrial favourite extends the life of machines, reduces wear in structural parts and saves money in the long run. It's also resistant to chemical corrosion and rust. What's more, RAEX's choice of grades make innovative, lightweight products possible, decreasing fuel costs and upping energy efficiency. Exceptionally strong and durable, it's no wonder that RAEX is used in mechanical engineering, mining, heavy lifting, transportation and vehicle manufacturing. Just because this metal is hardened, doesn't mean it is difficult to work with. Although heat treatment isn't an option (it would damage Raex's abrasion-resistance), its weldability has been developed to be in the top class of wear-resistant steels available today. Raex can also be cold-formed (up to 20mm in thickness) and drilled, where special safety measures are taken. Sold in thicknesses spanning from 2mm right up to 80mm, there's a RAEX available to suit projects of every scale. Good for: Sharp cutting edges for earth-moving machinery, Wear parts in mining Concrete mixing and wood processing machines] Containers, Buckets, Tipper bodies Funnels, feeders, load-bearing platforms and more. How it’s made: Before any steel can be hardened, it needs to have a high carbon content, which ensures the structure of the metal can be changed. In order to be hardened, steel has to be heated to extremely high temperatures before being quenched (quickly cooled down) in a bath of oil, water or other liquid. Once this process has taken place, the steel is as hard as it's going to get, but it's also very brittle. This is where tempering comes in, and the metal is reheated until the perfect combination of hardness and toughness is reached. It is then quenched one more time to lock in the new properties Benefits: Very hard-wearing Versatile Cost-effective Energy efficient Random fact: Despite its super-strength, RAEX can be drilled. The 400 grade can be drilled with HSS drills, whilst the 500 requires hard metal drills. Please note that special safety procedures must always be followed for the safe drilling of this extra-tough metal. For more information and prices please contact or call Brooke, Georgia or Rebecca on (0191) 2646464.