Manganese steel is a steel alloy that contains 12-14% manganese. Recognized for his high
impact resistance and abrasion resistance in its hardened state, steel is often described
as the ultimate work hardening steel.
It is the most used alloy addition in the manufacture of steel and is present in practically
all grades of steel. Manganese (Mn) has three key advantages: it combines with sulfur in the
casting to improve the hot working properties of the resulting steel; acts as an antioxidant and
contributes to the final toughness and hardness of the steel.
Due to its self-hardening properties, manganese steel has been used in the mining industry
for many years: cement mixers, rock crushers, tractor track tracks,
elevators and shovel buckets, as well as in the railway industry (switches and crossings) and others
High impact environments.
Manganese steel has been used in the mining industry
for many years, due to its self-hardening properties.
Until recently, manganese steel was used for window bars in prisons, as it makes it easier
the job of chewing the saw blades of potential fugitives. Today, steel is often used
in safes, bulletproof cabinets and anti-drill plates.
While manganese steel guarantees wear and work hardening properties, it is not
magnetic, making it ideal for use in electrical transformer assemblies and for magnets