CTS® XHP

CTS® XHP alloy is a powder metallurgy, air-hardening, high carbon, high chromium, corrosion-resistant alloy. It can be considered either a high hardness 440C stainless steel or a corrosion-resistant D2 tool steel. CTS® XHP alloy possesses corrosion resistance equivalent to 440C stainless steel and can attain a maximum hardness of 64 HRC and a minimum hardness of 60 HRC when air cooled from hardening temperatures of 1850 to 2000°F (1010°C to 1093°C), making it more forgiving during heat treatment than similar alloys.

Type Analysis

  • Carbon (Maximum) 1.6
  • Silicon (Maximum) 0.4
  • Nickel (Nominal) 0.35
  • Manganese (Maximum) 0.5
  • Chromium (Nominal) 16
  • Molybdenum (Nominal) 0.8
  • Iron (Nominal) Balance
  • Vanadium (Nominal) 0.45

Applications

Specialty knife blades, cutting tools

Applicable Specifications

Bar

Billet

Plate

Strip

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