CTS® BD1

CTS® BD1 is a high-carbon chromium steel that provides stainless properties with high hardness and excellent wear resistance, behaving very similarly to tool steels, with a hardness of Rockwell C 58-60 when heat treated. It has a finely balanced chemistry with proprietary additions to improve cutting edge retention and enhance ease of processing during manufacture.

Type Analysis

  • Carbon (Maximum) 0.85-0.95
  • Phosphorus (Maximum) 0.04
  • Silicon (Maximum) 1
  • Manganese (Maximum) 1
  • Sulfur (Maximum) 0.03
  • Chromium (Nominal) 15.00-17.00
  • Molybdenum (Nominal) 0.5
  • Iron (Nominal) Balance

Applications

Cutlery, ball bearings, small machinery parts with high wear conditions

Applicable Specifications

Bar

Billet

Plate

Strip

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