Steel alloy 52100 is a high-carbon, chromium-containing alloy, ideal for parts that require high resistance to severe wear. It has excellent friction and fatigue resistance as well as extremely high tensile strength and hardness, making it particularly popular for bearings.
52100 has a machining cost factor of 4.8 when compared to steel 12L14. It can be formed, forged, hot and cold worked, annealed, tempered, and case hardened.
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Very high 1% carbon, .25% Ni,1.4% Cr, .08% Mo
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Designed for excellent machinability. Case hard only
Endless commercial products; probably more pounds used in turned products than any other material
Designed for machining, non-magnetic
Electronic hardware, automotive, aerospace, medical instruments, and many applications requiring corrosion resistance
Strength, corrosion and wear resistance, and excellent machinability
Well suited for parts with knurling or threading
Designed for machining
Electronic hardware, endless commercial products
High strength, light weight, good bio-compatibility
|Ground & polished
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