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Steel grade

Last revised: Mon, 17 May 2021 10:44:48 GMT

General Information

Imatra 280M (7266) is a micro-alloyed steel for general purposes and usage in the as rolled condition. It is continuously cast and has a fine grain size. By a fair increase of the sulfur content a further increase in machinability can be achieved for the variant 280M+(7252). 

M-Steel® The concept: Our M-Steel treatment can be applied to any steel grade. The basis for the concept is that non-metallic inclusions are modified and controlled with calcium treatment. These inclusions are modified in a way to maximize machinability and to improve transverse fatigue strength. In this way, a protective layer is formed on the cutting tool during machining that very significantly reduces the wear on the tool and increases the tool life. At every stage of the M-Steel production process the material is optimised to improve machinability, from raw material through melt, to casting, hot rolling and the final heat treatment. Individual delivery requirements can be met to supply your material in the best form for your machines in compliance with tight straightness and dimensional tolerances. M-Steel has a consistent machinability from cast to cast, meaning that machines can be run with  fixed high cutting rates and predictable tool change intervals from one production run to another. Recent findings also show that the M-Steel effect is particularly pronounced in turning in very hard condition using Cubic Boron Nitride (CBN) inserts. Replacing traditional grinding of case- or induction-hardened surfaces with Hard Part Turning can mean very large cost savings, together with production lead time and quality improvements.

Similar designations

EN 10267 - 19MnVS6

Other properties (typical values)

Youngs module (GPa)Poisson´s ratio (-)Shear module (GPa)Density (kg/m3)
210 0.3 80 7800
 Average CTE 20-300°C (µm/m°K) Specific heat capacity 50/100°C (J/kg°K) Thermal conductivity Ambient temperature (W/m°K) Electrical resistivityAmbient temperature (µΩm)
 12  460 - 480  40 - 45  0.20 - 0.25

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