The Toughest Wear-Resistant Steel Produced to Date
Steel type is an important consideration when choosing a cutting blade. That's why
Hamilton Knife and Machine Inc. offers blades made from CPM 10V, one of the highest wear resistant tool steels available.
It it the toughest wear-resistant steel produced to date using the CPM (Crucible Particle Metallurgy) process. To manufacture powdered metal, the molten metal is pumped through a small nozzle and gas atomized to produce a fine powder. This powder is filtered through a screen, poured into steel containers, and heated to solidify the contents into one mass.
CPM 10V was introduced for commercial use in 1978. Since then it has become the standard for demanding wear applications. It was designed to provide high wear resistance while retaining outstanding toughness. (It's toughness is equal to M2 and D2 steels, yet note it's increased wear resistance in the chart above.)
CPM 10V provides a cost-effective replacement for carbide, especially in situations where the carbide is not tough enough and tool breakage is a problem.
Information on CPM 10V thanks to Crucible Service Centers
Hamilton Knife and Machine Inc., 240 North
"B" Street, Hamilton, OH 45013
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