605M36T Steel (EN16T)

605M36T (EN16T) through-hardening low alloy engineering steel contains manganese and silicon.

The alloy shares many characteristics compared to 080M40T (EN8) in terms of mechanical properties. However, 605M36T provides greater frictional and shear loading resistance, essential for applications for a material subjected to shearing forces, such as cutting tools.

  • High strength
  • Good Wear resistance & toughness
  • Good machinability
  • Improved friction and loading resistance
Material Features:

The alloy benefits from numerous characteristics making the product suitable for various engineering applications. The material combines high yield and high tensile strength, offering good wear resistance and toughness. Superior shock resistance and excellent ductility result in a highly versatile alloy. We supply 605M36T hardened and tempered to achieve the 'T' supply condition.

Chemical Composition (weight, %)
* Properties as per BS 970
C Si Mn P S Mo
Min. 0.32 0.10 1.30 0.22
Max. 0.40 0.40 1.70 0.035 0.040 0.32
605M36T (EN16T) heat treated steel
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The corrosion resistance of the alloy is limited, but improvements are possible with surface treatments such as nitriding, galvanising, electroplating and passivation.

The steel grade provides good machinability using the correct cutting tool and lubricant. Lubricating will ensure the material does not overheat while extending tool life. We recommend sharp carbide cutting tools due to the alloy's hardness and wear resistance.

605M36T finds use in the following engineering applications - cutting tools, fasteners, shafts, spindles and axles, structural components, gears and crankshafts.

We stock 605M36T in round bars of various diameters. We supply the product in standard lengths or cut to your specific size requirements.

We process your steel products using in-house processing

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