1.0601  C60


Multiskilled high-carbon grade. When heat treated, 1.0601 yields a high surface hardness, combined with relatively good toughness. This grade also has good forging characteristics. It is shallow hardening, however, and useful section size is limited. Parts made from grade 1.0601 steel requiring strength are oil quenched; parts requiring high hardness are water quenched

Not recommended for welding.

As-quenched hardness of near65 HRC

After hardening consists of a carbon-rich martensite structure with essentially no free carbide.


Hardness vs Tempering Time:


%C %Si %Mn %P %S %Cr %Mo %Ni  % Others
0,57-0,65 ≤0,40 0,60-0,90 0,045 0,045 ≤0,40 0,10 ≤0,40 Cr+Mo+Ni ≤ 0,63

Hot working:

Forging temperature range: 1100-870℃

Note: Good forge ability. Heat to 1210 . Do not forge below 850.


Heat treatment:

Soft annealing ℃ HB 30-soft annealed Normalizing ℃ Hardening temperature for quenching in Water ℃ Hardening temperature for quenching in Oil ℃ Tempering temperature ℃
650-700 241 820-850 800-830 810-840 540-680



Main application:

Structural components for general mech. Engineering

Shape of product:

Round, flat, step shape, ring, disc, shaft, other shape depend on customer needs