Corus Engineering Steels

16MnCr5 ‘IM’ / 16MnCrS5 ‘IM’
An improved machining, inclusion modified low carbon alloy steel suitable for case carburising.
Features
• • Calcium treated steel for Inclusion modification Contains soft, deformable calcium aluminates encapsulated in manganese sulphide rather than hard alumina oxide inclusions • • • Tightly controlled hardenability Controlled analysis for repeatable strength and fatigue properties Grain size 5 or finer • Improved machinability with reduced machining cost • Up to 30% longer tool life for a given cutting speed • Up to 20% higher cutting speeds for a given tool life Compared with the standard grade the IM steel gives:

Benefits
The modified inclusions are less abrasive to cutting tools, acting as a lubricant and barrier at the tool / workpiece interface.

Chemical composition (wt%)
Min C Si Mn P S S
(16MnCr5) (16MnCrS5)

Max 0.19 0.40 1.30 0.035 0.035 0.040 1.10

Supply condition & availability
• Hot rolled • Round bars from 20-300mm dia • Forging billet from 50-210mm sq

0.14 1.00 0.020 0.80

Related specifications
• • EN 10084 DIN17210

Cr

Guaranteed Machinability
16MnCrS5 IM steel, in the hot rolled or normalised condition, will give a V15 test speed > 350m/min using P10 uncoated carbide tools to ISO3685 condition “C”

Technical Service
Please contact our Customer Technical Service Department for further information or assistance in the use of IM steels.

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The future in metal

e.Jominy data Tighter hardenability bands.Corus Engineering Steels 16MnCr5 ‘IM’ / 16MnCrS5 ‘IM’ Hardenability .5 39 47 3 36 46 5 31 44 7 28 41 9 24 39 11 21 37 13 35 15 33 20 31 25 30 30 29 35 28 40 27 Mechanical Properties .HH.g. to EN10084.Hot rolled Alternatively 16MnCr(S)5 IM can be supplied Size mm 20-60 60-105 > 105 Hardness BHN max 217 207 201 in the BG annealed condition Machining Data (all IM steels) Improved machinability is achieved across the full range of IM engineering steels irrespective of hardness level. are available by arrangement Distance Min Rc Max Rc 1. 600 500 Machinability V15 m/min 300 200 100 0 100 IM Standard Page 2 of 2 August 2003 400 150 200 250 Hardness HV 300 350 400 The future in metal .

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