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5160 Hi-Carbon Steel

High Carbon alloy spring steel with chromium added for hardenability.

5160 has good wear resistance and is known for outstanding toughness.

Hardening capability of 57-58 HRC.

As a spring steel, 5160 will typically come harder than your standard carbon steels.  Our 5160 generally measures 32-35 Rockwell delivered.  (Compared to 1080 measuring in the mid 20's).

Typical chemistry:C .63, Mn .86, Si .23,CR .83

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