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Ceramic Properties - Tool Steel

The properties of tool steel are given on this website to serve as a comparison of properties between metal and ceramic parts materials.

PropertiesUnitsTestValue
Physical
Chemical Formulairon, carbon alloy
Density, rg/cm3ASTM C207.83
Colorgray
Crystal Structure--
Water Absorption% @R.T.ASTM C373--
HardnessMoh's6.5
Hardnessknoop (kg/mm2)Knoop 100g605
Mechanical
Compressive StrengthMPa @ R.T.ASTM C7731000 - 2000
Tensile StrengthMPa @ R.T.ACMA Test #41800
Modulus of Elasticity
(Young's Mod.)
GPaASTM C848207
Flexural Strength (MOR)MPa @ R.T.ASTM F417276
Poisson's Ratio, uASTM C8180.30
Fracture Toughness, KIcMPa x m1/2Notched Beam Test50 - 80
Thermal
Max. Use Temperature
(* denotes inert atm.)
CNo load cond.760
Thermal Shock ResistanceDT (C)Quenching230
Thermal ConductivityW/m-K @ R.T.ASTM C40825
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion, almm/m-C (~25C through 1000C)ASTM C3726.0
Specific Heat, cpcal/g-C @ R.T.ASTM C3510.12
Electrical
Dielectric Constant1MHz @ R.T.ASTM D150--
Dielectric StrengthkV/mmASTM D116--
Electrical ResistivityWcm @ R.T.ASTM D18297.5 x 10-7

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