Low Alloy Steel

Low alloy steels are generally used for structural applications. They are ideal for applications that call for hardness and strength.

Learn more about specific low alloy steels ideal for MIM manufacturing:

  • MIM-4605 (as sintered)

    MIM 4605 (as sintered) has exceptional strength properties as well as good ductility because of the MIM processing that it goes through. A wide variety of industries use this including automotive, consumer products, and power hand tools.

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  • MIM-4605 (quenched & tempered, high hardness)

    MIM 4605 (quench and tempered, high hardness) is a low alloy steel with compositions including carbon, nickel, and molybdenum. A quench and temper heat treatment is a process that offers various strength and wear resistance properties, while the high hardness indicates the final hardness that is achieved through the process. 

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  • MIM-4605 (quenched and tempered, low hardness)

    MIM 4605 (quench and tempered, low hardness) is a low alloy steel with compositions including carbon, nickel, and molybdenum. A quench and temper heat treatment is a process that offers various strength and wear resistance properties, while the high hardness indicates the final hardness that is achieved through the process. 

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  • MIM-2.5% SiFe

    MIM 2.5% SiFe is a low alloy steel with silicon compositions. This is a hardenable steel that offers good magnetic properties, tensile strength, hardness, wear resistance, and increased spring steel strength.

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  • MIM-Fe50%Ni (as sintered)

    MIM-Fe-50%Ni has a high permeability and low coercive field that are the hallmark magnetic properties for this alloy.

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  • MIM-Fe-3%Si (as sintered)

    MIM-Fe-3%Si exhibits low core losses and high electrical resistivity in AC and DC applications (e.g., solenoids, armatures, relays).

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  • MIM-K1 (as sintered)

    MIM-K1 (as sintered) is a custom alloy that provides very high wear resistance, resists severe abrasions, hardens rapidly, and has low friction in metal-to-metal applications.

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  • MIM-K3 (heat treated)

    MIM-K3 (heat treated) is a custom Mo-Fe alloy that has improved fatigue properties over many other steel alloys while still maintaining good strength components.

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Last updated 12.13.2019