Our M2 steel is a general purpose molybdenum-type high-speed steel exhibiting well-balanced toughness, wear-resistance and red hardness properties. This grade is commonly used in cold work punches and dies and cutting applications involving high-speed and light cuts. M2 high-speed steel is by far the most popular high-speed steel replacing T1 in most applications because of its superior properties such as its bending strength, toughness and thermo-plasticity—all of which are higher than T1 by 50%.
Other Known Names: HS 6-5-2, 1.3343, S600 Steel, E M2, REX M2®, SKH 51, P6M5, 6-6, M2 Tool Steel
Griggs Steel Color Code:Black
Broaches, Knives, Drills, Pins, Reamers, Taps, Thread roll Dies, Rolls, Mandrels, End, Mills, Rolling Racks, Milling Cutters
0.294 lb/in3 (8138 kg/m3)
Modulus Of Elasticity
30 x 106 psi (207 GPa)
50-60% of a 1% carbon steel