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What is M1 high speed steel? It is a powder metallurgy general-purpose high-speed steel with excellent wear resistance and toughness. M1 high-speed steel has excellent properties, is widely used, and is used in large quantities. It is often used to manufacture various cutting tools and mass-produced stamping dies. Compared with other high-alloy cold work steels, AISI M1 steel has better Wear resistance and toughness. Usually, when M1 high speed steel is heat treated, fine control is required, the heat treatment protection requirements are strict, and the quenching heating temperature is strictly controlled.

This article will take you to learn more about the M1 high speed steel supplied by Songshun Steel, including its equivalent specification, chemical composition analysis, properties, application, heat treatment and delivery status, etc.

M1 High Speed Steel Equivalent Specification

China GB /T 9943 standard: GB W2Mo8Cr4V
American ASTM A600 standard: AISI/SAE/ASTM M1
German DIN EN ISO 4957 standard: DIN EN/DIN HS 1-8-1 / W-Nr 1.3327
Japanese JIS G 4403 standard: JIS SKH50

These equivalent grades have similar chemical composition and mechanical properties, making them interchangeable in many applications.

M1 High Speed Steel Chemical Composition

A600 M1 High Speed Steel Chemical Composition (%)
0.78-0.880.20-0.500.15-0.40≤0.03≤0.033.50-4.008.20-9.201.40-2.101.00-1.35Ni+Cu≤ 0.75

M1 high speed steel replaces most of the tungsten element with molybdenum element. Mo-based high-speed steel has the advantages of refined γ phase, fine eutectic structure, small carbide heterogeneity and good toughness. And the addition of molybdenum element improves the hardenability, thermal strength, corrosion resistance, toughness, coercive magnetism, etc. of steel.

AISI M1 High Speed Steel Properties

  • High hardness and excellent wear resistance: After strict heat treatment, M1 high speed steel can obtain extremely high hardness and wear resistance, which can maintain the cutting performance of the tool for a long time in a high-load cutting environment.
  • Better toughness: Since AISI M1 high speed steel has a large amount of molybdenum element, it has good toughness and can withstand high impact loads during the cutting process without breaking easily. Its excellent toughness can provide better performance and life when manufacturing molds.
  • Good thermal stability and thermal hardness: It has good heat resistance, has a high melting point, can maintain good hardness and cutting performance at high temperatures, and has the characteristics of not easily softening or losing hardness under thermal stress.
  • Excellent cutting performance: M1 high speed steel has high cutting efficiency and fast speed. And the cutting tools made of it have better cutting performance, which effectively improves the processing efficiency.

In addition, M1 high-speed steel also has high strength, high corrosion resistance, good fatigue resistance, wide versatility, etc.

A600 M1 High Speed Steel Application

M1 high speed steel is mainly used in mechanical processing, tool manufacturing, mold processing, aerospace, automobile manufacturing, shipbuilding, industry and other fields. It is mainly used to manufacture various milling cutters, turning tools, high-speed drill bits, stamping dies, planers, Gears, screw molds, plastic molds, die-casting molds, processing of hard materials, taps, bearings, broaches, reamers, swing rods, saw blades, screw wrenches, parts, etc.

M1 High Speed Steel Heat Treatment

1. Hot processing specifications
(1) The starting temperature is 1040~1150℃ and the ending temperature is 930℃.
(2) The standard annealing temperature is 820~870℃, followed by cooling in the furnace.

2. Heat treatment specifications

(1) Quenching
First, preheat M1 high-speed steel to 730~870℃, and control the quenching temperature at 1110~1130℃ (salt bath furnace) or 1110~1130℃ (box furnace or atmosphere furnace) for heating, oil cooling, air cooling or salt bath.

(2) Tempering
The tempering temperature of M1 high-speed steel is between 550 and 570°C, and it is tempered twice for 1 hour each time to eliminate the internal stress caused by quenching.

M1 High Speed Steel Supply

Shape types: round bar, steel plate, tube, round bar, thin plate, forging, forged pipe, forged plate, bar, square steel, plate, seamless tube, flat steel, thick plate, etc.

Specifications: Various specifications are available and can be cut to the size you need according to the specific needs of the customer.

Surface treatment: black, rough machining, finishing, peeling and turning grinding, drilling or as per customer’s given requirements.

Delivery status:
(1) Usually processed by annealing, hot rolling, forging, cold drawn steel bars, annealed hot rolled bars, annealed cold worked bars or annealing + other processing methods (peeling, light drawing, grinding or polishing, etc.) after delivery.

(2) Delivery hardness:

Heat Treatment / Delivery StatusHardness (HBW)
Cold Drawn≤262 (HB)
Cold Drawing and Annealing≤255
Heat Treatment≥64 (HR)

To sum up, the M1 high speed steel provided by Songshun has the advantages of uniform structure, fine grains, excellent performance, etc., and our AISI M1 high speed steel also strictly controls every step of heat treatment, with complete types and specifications, providing the highest quality high speed steel.


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