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8620 - Low Alloy Nickel-Chromium Case Hardening Steel

Surcharge

Both Scrap and most alloys saw a small increase going into April, meaning surcharges for the majority of grades increased slightly.

Nickel has been rising steadily (albeit not significantly) in recent weeks and therefore we would expect to see this filter through to the surcharges in the coming weeks.

Surcharge information as listed via Liberty Speciality Steels where possible, other based on mean chemical analysis for the given grade.

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£345.28 per tonne

Surcharge Price History for 8620

APR 18 JUL 18 OCT 18 JAN 19 TODAY
£333.58 £367.53 £353.13 £373.53 £345.28

Description

8620 grade steel is a low alloy case hardening steel.

After carburising / carbonitriding and hardening, it produces a hard wear resistant case with a tough core and good resistance to shock. The ‘as quenched’ surface hardness usually ranges from 37-43HRc.

This grade demonstrates reasonably high hardenability, and excellent forgeability and weldability.

For many applications it can be used as an alternative to more costly heavy alloyed case hardening steels.

Typical applications of 8620 grade steel

  • Gears
  • Pins
  • Shafts
  • Camshafts
  • Drive wheels
  • Clutch plates

8620 steel is still often referred to as EN362 steel - its equivalent grade under the previous BS 970: 1955 standard.

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PRODUCTION METHOD

Rolled or Forged

FINISHES

Black Bar or Bright Bar

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