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Ancorsteel 4300 Alloys


Ancorsteel 4300 alloys are press-ready, bindertreated chromium steels for high performance applications. Excellent strength, hardenability, fatigue and toughness characteristics in the single press/single sinter condition provide a costeffective alternative to alloys that require secondary thermal treatments. High temperature sintering is recommended with these alloys to achieve optimum properties. Two levels of molybdenum are available to provide cost and performance options. Enhanced hardness and strength can be achieved with accelerated cooling in the sintering furnace. Other advantages of the alloy system include good compressibility and dimensional stability. Si 0.6 0.6 O 0.1 0.1

Typical Analysis and Properties

Alloy Composition - weight percent (wt.%) Alloy Fe Cr Ni Mo Ancorsteel 4300 Balance 1.0 1.0 0.8 Ancorsteel 4300L Balance 1.0 1.0 0.3 Apparent Density 3.1 g/cm3 Flow 28 s/50 g

Effect of Compaction Pressure on Green Properties with 0.6% graphite and 0.75% ethylene bis-stearamide (EBS) lubricant; die heated to 60 C (140 F)
Compaction Pressure (tsi) 7.2 7.1 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.7 400 30 35 40 45 50 20 Green Strength (MPa) 30 Compaction Pressure (tsi) 35 40 45 50 3000 Green Strength (psi) 2500 15 2000 10 1500 1000 450 500 550 600 650 Compaction Pressure (MPa) 700 5 400 450 500 550 600 650 700

Green Density (g/cm3)

Ancorsteel 4300 Ancorsteel 4300L

Compaction Pressure (MPa)

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Data Sheet

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Ancorsteel 4300 Alloys


1400
4300 0.7 C/s 4300 1.6 C/s 4300L 1.6 C/s

Effect of Density on Mechanical Properties

Samples sintered at 1250 C (2285 F) for 15 minutes at temperature in 90vol% N2 10vol% H2 Average cooling rate 0.7 C/s (1.3 F/s) and 1.6 C/s (2.9 F/s) from 650 to 315 C (1200 to 600 F) Tempered at 205 C (400 F) for 1 hour 200
Yield Strength (103 psi)
4300L 0.7 C/s

1400
Tensile Strength (MPa)

200 180 160 140 120


4300 0.7 C/s 4300L 0.7 C/s 4300 1.6 C/s 4300L 1.6 C/s

Yield Strength (MPa)

1200

180 160 140 120 100

1200

1000 800 600 6.7 6.8


Sintered Density (g/cm3)

1000 800 600 6.7 6.8


Sintered Density (g/cm3)

100 80 7.2

80 6.9 7.0 7.1 7.2

6.9

7.0

7.1

3.0 2.5
Total Elongation (%) Impact Energy (J)

30 25 20 15 10 5 7.2 0 6.7 6.8 6.9 7.0


4300 0.7 C/s 4300L 0.7 C/s 4300 1.6 C/s 4300L 1.6 C/s

20 15 10 5 0 7.2
Impact Energy (ft.lbf) Apparent Hardness (HRB/HRC)

2.0 1.5 1.0 0.5 0.0 6.7 6.8 6.9 7.0


4300 0.7 C/s 4300L 0.7 C/s 4300 1.6 C/s 4300L 1.6 C/s

Sintered Density (g/cm3)

7.1

Sintered Density (g/cm3)

7.1

0.30
4300 0.7 C/s 4300 1.6 C/s 4300L 1.6 C/s

72
4300 0.7 C/s

43
4300L 0.7 C/s

Apparent Hardness (HRA)

Dimensional Change (%)

4300L 0.7 C/s

39 35 31

0.20

68

4300 1.6 C/s 4300L 1.6 C/s

0.10

64

27

0.00

60

23 100 20 95 91 7.2

-0.10 6.7

6.8

Sintered Density (g/cm3)

6.9

7.0

7.1

7.2

56 6.7

6.8

Sintered Density (g/cm3)

6.9

7.0

7.1

Data generated with mixes containing 0.6% graphite


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The data shown are based on laboratory processing standard test specimens. Results may vary from those obtained in production processing.
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Tensile Strength (103 psi)

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Data Sheet

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Effect of Sintering Temperature on Mechanical Properties
Samples sintered for 15 minutes at temperature in 90vol% N2 10vol% H2 Average cooling rate 0.7 C/s (1.3 F/s) from 650 to 315 C (1200 to 600 F) Tempered at 205 C (400 F) for 1 hour
Temperature (F) Temperature (F)

Yield Strength (103 psi)

1000
Yield Strength (MPa)

140 120 100 80 60 1300

1000 900 800 700 600 500 400 1100 1150 1200 1250

140 120 100 80 60 1300

900 800 700 600 500 400 1100 1150 1200 1250

Temperature (C) Temperature (F)

Temperature (C)

2.5 2.0 1.5 1.0 0.5 0.0 1100

2100

2200

2300

0.2
Dimensional Change (%)

2100

Temperature (F)

2200

2300

Total Elongation (%)

0.1

0.0

-0.1

1150

Temperature (C)

1200

1250

1300

-0.2 1100

1150

Temperature (C)

1200

1250

1300

Ancorsteel 4300 0.7 C/s Ancorsteel 4300L 0.7 C/s

Data generated with mixes containing 0.6% graphite. Sintered density is 7.0 g/cm3. Further information on the effect of sintering temperature can be found in the Hoeganaes technical paper Sintering of Chromium Containing PM Steels, MPIF 2008 Conference held in Washington DC

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The data shown are based on laboratory processing standard test specimens. Results may vary from those obtained in production processing.
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Ultimate Tensile Strength (103 psi)

1100

2100

2200

2300

160

1100
Ultimate Tensile Strength (MPa)

2100

2200

2300

160