PM M48 high-speed tool steel is a flexible steel that provides a unique combination of high wear-resistance with high impact toughness and bend strength, which are results of the fine grain size, small carbides and superior cleanliness of the steel. PM M48 offers improved cutting tool life compared to conventionally-wrought M1, M2, M7 and other lower-alloyed high-speed steels. It excels in cold work tooling applications, outlasting high-carbon, high-chromium die steels such as D2 and D3.
Other Known Names: ~1.3207, CPM REX 76®, ASP 2048, HS 10-5-3-9, SKH 57
Griggs Steel Color Code:White
Broaches, End Mills, Form Tools, Hobs, Tabs, and Cut Off Blades.
0.298 lb/in3 (8256 kg/m3)
Modulus Of Elasticity
31 x 106 psi (214 GPa)
10-15% of a 1% carbon steel