About CTS 294P Steel
Carpenter® CTS® 204P alloy is a highly wear and corrosion resistant, air hardening martensitic cold-work stainless die steel produced using Carpenter's Micro-Melt®
powder metallurgy (P/M) process. The excellent wear resistance of the alloy is provided by a significant volume fraction of hard vanadium-rich carbides, while its corrosion resistance is a result of the chromium-rich matrix.
Carpenter's Micro-Melt® P/M processing creates a segregation-free and homogeneously fine carbide and grain size distribution, and when coupled with the use of molten metal filtration, results in improved cleanliness and toughness.
CTS 204P alloy's uniform microstructure, fine carbide distribution, cleanliness and high chromium content, is responsible for the material's excellent combination of wear resistance, toughness, polishability and corrosion