|Steel Type||Alloy Steels|
|Material Grade||52100 en31|
|Single Piece Lengh||less than 3 meter|
|Single Piece Length||3 meter|
52100 steel is a high carbon, chromium-containing alloy steel that is commonly used in the manufacture of bearings, as well as in other machinery and automotive applications. The name "52100" refers to the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) designation for this steel.
52100 steel is known for its high hardness, wear resistance, and toughness. It has a high carbon content, typically around 1%, which makes it hardenable by heat treatment. The addition of chromium enhances its hardenability and resistance to corrosion and wear.
In addition to bearings and automotive parts, 52100 steel is also used in cutting tools, punches and dies, and other applications where high hardness and wear resistance are required. It is often used in the form of bars, tubes, and sheets.