WKE 45

WKE 45 is a proprietary tungsten-molybdenum high speed steel. WKE 45 has greater hot hardness and more wear resistance than almost any other high speed steel together with medium but adequate toughness. WKE 45 is particularly suitable for working on very hard and abrasive materials .

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Chemical composition

C Cr Mo W Co V
1.41 4.2 3.6 8.8 11.0 3.4

Standards

  • Europe : HS 9-4-4-11
  • Sweden : SS2737
  • Germany : 1.3208

Properties

Machinability

Wear Resistance

Toughness

Hot hardness

Grindability

Impact toughness

Hardness

  • Soft annealed : max 300 HB
  • Cold drawn : max 350 HB
  • Cold rolled : max 350 HB

Characteristics

WKE45 can be worked as follows:

  • machining (grinding, turning, milling)
  • polishing
  • hot forming
  • electrical discharge machining
  • welding (special procedure including preheating and filler materials of base material composition).

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