LOW ALLOY STEEL
MIM 4605 is a low alloy steel with a composition that includes carbon, nickel, and molybdenum. It undergoes a quench and temper heat treatment process to enhance its strength and wear resistance properties. This process involves rapid cooling followed by controlled heating, resulting in a final hardness typically measured at 47HRC.
The material’s high hardness and strength make it suitable for use in industries such as automotive, consumer products, and power hand tools. Additionally, MIM 4605 can be plated or coated to provide corrosion resistance, expanding its utility in environments where protection against corrosion is necessary.
It is worth noting that the quench and temper conditions can be adjusted to achieve varying levels of hardness and strength, allowing for customization based on specific application requirements.
MIM 4605 is a versatile low alloy steel with excellent strength, wear resistance, and corrosion resistance properties. Its applications span multiple industries due to its ability to meet diverse performance needs.
Low-alloy steel used in MIM (Metal Injection Molding) is enhanced with certain alloying elements, resulting in significantly improved strength, hardness, and wear resistance compared to standard steel. This is combined with the unique one-step forming feature of MIM.
1. In the automotive industry, it is used for components like bearings, gears, and rocker arms.
2. In consumer electronics, it’s utilized for parts such as printer nozzles and mobile phone SIM card slots.
3. In medical applications, it’s employed for orthodontic brackets and surgical instruments.
4. In the military, many firearms are being mass-produced using these low-alloy materials.
Often, we can customize low-alloy products to meet specific environmental usage requirements for our clients.”