Cutting & Machining
Cutting and machining Tensamang™ steel are not automatic. Our Tensamang™ steel plate has been designed with cutting and machining ease in mind. It can be cut with plasma, oxy-Acetylene, laser, and water jet as well as with abrasive cut-off saws, thereby eliminating the need to acquire costly new cutting tools. Although not considered a machinable grade, Clifton Steel has the experience and the know-how to drill, tap, machine and grind our Tensamang™ steel to meet your fabrication requirements. Ask for a free quote today.
Although hot forming of Clifton Steel’s Hadfield Grade Tensamang™ steel plate is not recommended, the product can be cold formed. It can also be reheated, which will result in carbide precipitation and embrittlement.
Ask about our pre-peening operation if you can’t wait for a work hardening surface to occur.
Welding of our Tensamang™ steel is easily accomplished with Tensamang™ Electrodes or S.A. Wire, or AWS 309/309L stainless electrodes. Ductility will be increased in the fusion zone by penning. Preheating of our Tensamang™ steel is not recommended.
Tensamang™ steel is heated to 1800+° until temperature is uniform throughout and rapidly quenched in water to produce an austenitic structure. The as-quenched hardness of our Tensamang™ steel is about 200 BHN.