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Richard Thomas has joined BSS Steel Strip - A division of Fernite of Sheffield Ltd

Welcome Richard Thomas

I am please to announce that Richard Thomas  has joined the Fernite team  –  taking up the position of Steel Sales Executive in our BSS Steel Strip division. Richard joins Fernite having worked at some of the UK’s leading steel manufacturers, including British Steel, Vetchberry Steels and ThyssenKrupp. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the business, …

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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 original shape without suffering any deformation. This characteristic is defined as high yield strength and …

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Hardening and Tempering

Spring steels are supplied in one of two conditions: they are either supplied in annealed condition –  to allow component manufacture prior to the hardening process – or hardened and tempered. The hardening and tempering process The optimum combination of hardness, strength and toughness is developed throughout the cross section of an engineering product made …

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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, Broaches, Clipping, Marking Punches, Gauges, Jigs, Deep Drawing Dies, Slitting Cutters, Taps & Screwing 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 also suitable for press tools, blanking and cold extrusion tools. Mean analysis Carbon 0.85% Chromium …

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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, dies, molds, ball bearings and valve components. Analysis Carbon 0.75-0.95% Chromium 16.00-18.00% Manganese 1.00% max …

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EN47 Spring Steel Bar

EN47 Round Bar We have extended our range of spring steel bar to include EN47 round bar.  EN47 is Chrome Vanadium steel used in the hardened condition for many applications where high tensile strength, hardness and wear resistance are required. Close equivalents include 50CrV4, 735A51, SAE 6150 Analysis Carbon 0.45-0.55% Silicon 0.50% max Manganese 0.50-0.80% Phosphorous …

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