CTS® BDZ1

CTS® BDZ1 is a martensitic steel chemically balanced and processed to provide a uniform, fine carbide structure suitable for the manufacture of thin sections and fine blanking operations for applications that demand high hardness and edge retention. The alloy can achieve a tempered hardness capability into the low HRC 6's and is subject to decarburization during thermal processing. The CTS® family of alloys offer superior edge retention and surface finish, along with an ability to be machined to a fine edge and consistent heat-treatability from lot to lot.

Type Analysis

  • Carbon (Maximum) 0.60-0.75
  • Phosphorus (Maximum) 0.025
  • Silicon (Maximum) 1
  • Manganese (Maximum) 1
  • Sulfur (Maximum) 0.01
  • Chromium (Nominal) 12.50-13.50
  • Molybdenum (Nominal) 0.75
  • Iron (Nominal) Balance

Applications

Razor and utility blade applications which demand high hardness and edge retention

Applicable Specifications

Plate

Strip

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