ES 100 K – 1.2162

Low alloyed case hardening steel

Standard case hardening steel, easily machinable, good polishability, suitable for cold hobbing, high surface hardness with high core toughness can be achieved with appropriate heat treatment

Product features
  • 21 MnCr 5
  • As-supplied condition: BG-annealed to max. 210 HB (approx 710 N/mm²)
  • General fields of application: Tools for plastic processing (thermoplastic and thermosetting), pinions, gear wheels, gear racks, shafts etc.
  • Case hardening in powder: 870 - 900 °C
  • Case hardening in salt bath: 900 - 930 °C
  • Intermediate annealing temperature: 630 - 650 °C
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