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What are Spring Steels

Spring steel alloys feature the unique characteristic of being able to withstand considerable twisting or bending forces without any distortion. Products made from these steel alloys can be bent, compressed, extended, or twisted continuously, and they will return to their

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Hardening and Tempering

Spring steels are supplied either hardened or tempered or annealed to allow component manufacture prior to the hardening process. The optimum combination of hardness, strength and toughness is developed throughout the cross section of an engineering product made from steel,

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BS970 Spring Steel Grades

We still get asked for steel grades that were part of the old British Standard BS970 dating from 1955. Whilst these are no longer available. We can supply equivalents to some of the grades. They are listed below for reference

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BS EN10151

BS EN 10151 covers a range of Austenitic stainless steels. At BSS we stock a wide range of spring temper 301 and 304 annealed    

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AISI 9260

AISI 9260 is a silicon manganese spring steel used widely for the production of leaf springs Analysis Element  % C  0.56-0.64 Mn  0.75-1.00 P  0.035 (max) S  0.04 (max) Si  1.80-2.20 Related specifications include EN45 and BS970 250A53 BSS Stock a

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100Cr6 52100

100Cr6 is  broadly classified as a tool steel. With 1% carbon and 1.50% chrome it is capable of being hardened in excess of 60 Rockwell C. It is most commonly associated with bearing production. BSS can supply a range of

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Shim Steel

In engineering, a shim is a thin piece of material, used to fill small gaps or spaces between objects. Shims are typically used in order to support, adjust for better fit, or provide a level surface. Shims may also be used as spacers

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01 Tool Steel

01 is an oil hardening carbon manganese tool steel, possessing excellent dimensional stability during heat treatment.  01 is used for the production of ground flat stock, a precision material used in tool making and other engineering applications. Typical applications: Press Tools,

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M2

M2 is a general purpose high speed steel giving good toughness, good machinability, wear resistance and high compressive strength. Used in a wide variety of applications, such as woodworking tools, punches and dies, circular cutters, lathe tools and broaches. It is

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440B

Grade 440B stainless steel is a high carbon martensitic stainless steel containing good strength, moderate corrosion resistance and ability to obtain and maintain wear resistance and excellent resistance. Grade 440B is typically used in measuring instruments, gage blocks, cutlery, knives,

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