What is the right use of M2 Molybdenum High Speed Tool Steel?

High Speed Steel M2

What is the right use of M2 Molybdenum High Speed Tool Steel?

M2 Molybdenum High Speed Tool Steel

The M2 High Speed Tool Steel is designed with group M steels based on the required industry standards. If you are looking for the quality product, then you need to get in touch with the top-rated Steel distributor Company in Ludhiana to make the right choice. And with the M steel group category, there are various options with different types like the M1 to M10.

The AISI M2 High Speed Steel India is known to provide the performance that stands out because of its effectiveness. Additionally, there are various coatings that you can get, like titanium nitride, titanium carbide, and others, to fulfil your necessary requirement for quality high-speed tool steel. Moreover, there’s an important part in its overall working, that’s the disposition process that improves the total span of the tool.

Chemical composition of M2 Molybdenum High Speed

The given table gives you a proper understanding of the chemical composition to make the product quality right on all levels:


Element Content (%)
C 0.78-1.05
Mo 4.50-5.50
W 5.50-6.75
V 1.75-2.20
Mn 0.15-0.40
Si 0.20-0.45
Cr 0.20-0.45
Ni 0.3
Cu 0.25
P 0.03
S 0.03


Physical properties of M2 molybdenum high-speed tool

The density and melting points are an important part of ensuring the physical properties are correct on all levels. If you are unsure about its physical properties and want to make the right choice, then do talk about your requirement with the supplier to get the desired product.

Are there any designations that are equal to M2 molybdenum high speed steel tools?

Some of the other designations for the same high speed steel tool are:

  • AFNOR 06-05-04-02
  • DIN 1.3343
  • UNI KU
  • JIS SKH9
  • SS 2722
  • S. BM 2
  • FED QQ-T-590
  • ASTM A597 (CM-2)
  • ASTM A600
  • SAE J437
  • SAE J438
  • UNS T11302

How is M2 tool steel given the right shape?

The shaping of M2 tool steel is top-notch with grinding methods. Although, the grinding capability is not that effective, and that’s the reason it is categorized as medium machinability. Additionally, to make it right on all levels, there is the right use of heat treatment before hardening that goes up to:

  • 5°C (1500°F)
  • After that, it goes from 815.5°C (1500°F) to 843.3°C (1550°F)

To have the right properties and hardness, the steels are cooled for 3 to 5 minutes. Following that, it is quenched in the salt bath, oil, and air.

 Final word

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