Manganese Steel from Kotlyn, Inc. is a Hadfield Grade Manganese Steel plate designed to work harden with impact while maintaining good ductility and toughness. With impact, Manganese develops a hard surface that reaches 550 Brinell while maintaining a ductile core. Manganese, as it wears, acquires a polished surface with good lubricity, allowing an easy, positive flow of material across its surface.
Manganese Steel Plate can be cut with plasma, oxy-Acetylene, laser, and water jet as well as with abrasive cut off saws.
Manganese Steel Plate is not considered a machinable grade. However, Kotlyn, Inc. has developed the ability to drill, tap, and grind this grade of steel. Consult Kotlyn, Inc. for your fabrication needs.
Manganese Steel Plate can be cold formed. Reheating will result in carbide precipitation and embrittlement. Hot forming is not recommended.
Welding is easily accomplished with Manganese Electrodes or S.A. Wire, or AWS 303 or 304 stainless electrodes. Ductility will be increased in the fusion zone by penning. Preheating is not recommended.