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Product Description

BÖHLER K460 corresponds to the material 1.2510 (100MnCrW4, O1) and has comparable properties to the popular tool steel 1.2842. Additional alloying with tungsten achieves higher resistance to abrasive wear compared to the tool steel 1.2842. BÖHLER K460 offers the advantage of simple heat treatment with low hardening temperatures and single tempering. However, this characteristic tempering behaviour limits the use of advanced coatings. The material has a good hardening response, but only moderate through hardenability. BÖHLER K460 is used for punching and cutting tools, plastic molds, thread cutting tools and machine knives in the wood, paper and recycling industries.

Property Features

  • Toughness & Ductility: high
  • Wear Resistance: good
  • Compressive strength: very high
  • Dimensional stability: good
  • Grindability: high

Technical Specifications

Compressive strength Toughness Wear resistance abrasive

Material Numbers

1.2510 T31501 100MnCrW4 O1 ~SKS3


4957 A681

Chemical Composition

Chemical composition (average %)
0.95 0.25 1.10 0.55 0.10 0.55

Available product shapes

Information on Long Products ) Presented data refer exclusivly to long products. Please observe the detailed explanations at the end of the data sheet (pdf).

  • Long Products
  • Open Die Forgings
  • Plates
  • Standard Bar

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