1.0401 is a case hardening steel with 0.15% carbon content. It is a relatively low strength steel but it may be quenched and tempered for increased strength.
Sometimes considered a borderline grade of steel.
Main properties include such as: high Forgeability, reasonably good cold formability, and excellent weldability.
Forging temperature range: 1250-850℃
Note: Heat to 1280 ℃. Do not forge below 850.
|Soft annealing||Heat treatment to obtain a certain structure||Heat treatment to obtain a certain tensile strength||Carburize||Core hardening||Temper|
Small machine components, levers, links, bushes, bolts, pins
Shape of product:
Round, flat, step shape, ring, disc, shaft, other shape depend on customer needs