Case-hardening steel

Case-hardening steel is used both rolled and bright for many standard applications: from gear wheels and shafts to bolts and joints. High-quality surfaces and tight tolerances are among the typical properties of case-hardened steel. Ideal for high-precision applications at heavily stressed bearing points.

The case-hardened steel sometimes remains on your finished part as a gem of your visually high-quality steel construction. Hardened surfaces with a comparatively tough and soft core are considered the best combination for all gears and similarly highly stressed parts.

The low carbon contents up to a maximum of 0.20 percent are characteristic and are what make the case-hardened steel comparatively tough and soft. In order to be able to produce the highly stressed tooth flanks of a gear in a wear-resistant manner, they are immersed in an atmosphere containing carbon. The atmospheric carbon diffuses into the steel edge layer at high temperature. This favours a subsequent hardening process there for higher degrees of hardness, while the steel core remains low in carbon.

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Grade Material No.: Norm Request details
Grade: C15E Material-No.: 1.1141 Norm: DIN EN 10277 Requests
Grade: C15Pb Material-No.: 1.0403 Norm: DIN EN 10277 Requests
Grade: 16MnCrS5 Material-No.: 1.7139 Norm: DIN EN 10277 Requests
Grade: 16MnCrSPb5 Material-No.: 1.7142 Norm: DIN EN 10277 Requests
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