Increasing demands on tools or machine components require material properties that can only be met by metal matrix composites. The so-called Ferro-Titanit® materials can be assigned exactly to this material group.
Ferro-Titanit® is a brand of Deutsche Edelstahlwerke for high-alloyed, machinable and hardenable steels produced by powder metallurgy. The materials combine the properties of steel and cemented carbide and are highly resistant to wear.
Ferro-Titanit® has a titanium carbide content of roughly 45% by volume, embedded in an alloyed steel binder phase.
This carbide-alloyed material can be machined by the familiar methods in as-delivered condition. When heat-treated (up to 70 HRC), Ferro-Titanit® can be used economically to solve numerous wear problems.
Due to its properties Ferro-Titanit is suitable for the following applications:
- Plastics processing
- Chemical plants
- Pumps and fittings
- Special applications