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BO1 BS4659 is a high quality non-distorting cold work tool steel.
Including a combination of manganese, chromium and tungsten, BO1 tool steel offers characteristics including good surface hardness after tempering, dimensional stability in hardening, and machinability. The alloy is a popular choice for use in general engineering applications and offers a cost-effective option when compared to high carbon high chromium tool steel.
BO1 provides good durability, excellent wear resistance and will hold a cutting edge. The alloy is referred to as an oil hardening type tool steel.
Commercial applications for this engineering material include:
Our knowledgeable staff and resident metallurgists will be pleased to assist you further on any technical topic. Smiths Metal Centres Limited also boasts an in-house UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory which is unique within the multi-metal and plastic stockholding sector. We believe this underlines our total commitment to quality and our ethos of being the complete service provider.
A technical datasheet for BO1 (BS4659) is available in PDF file format. To view and download, please click here.
We offer in-house processing options - for more information, please refer to our processing services.
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