The low alloy BÖHLER E185 steel is designed for components to be used in particularly demanding sectors such as motorsport, automotive, earthmoving machinery and precision mechanics. The low carbon content facilitates moulding and can be used for both ﬁnal elements and prototypes.
Thanks to its chemical composition, it is also the ﬁrst steel speciﬁcally designed for the production of 3D printing components that undergo classic thermochemical treatments, such as case hardening, nitriding and carbonitriding.
BÖHLER E185 is therefore the ideal material for the production, by means of 3D printing with metals, of components for transmission parts such as gears, pinions, pins, crowns, shafts, synchronisers and bevel gears.
|Mechanical Properties||Test Method||As Built||Heat Treated*|
|Yield Modulus||EN ISO 6892-1||180-190 GPa||180-190 GPa|
|Yield Strength||EN ISO 6892-1||900-1050 MPa||1080-1200 MPa|
|Tensile strength||EN ISO 6892-1||900-1150 MPa||1300-1400 MPa|
|Elongation at Break||EN ISO 6892-1||9-15%||7-13%|
|Charpy V-notch test||EN ISO 148-1||120-150 J||70-90 J|
|Hardness||EN ISO 6508-1||35-42 HRC||40-50 HRC|
|* depending on HT parameters|
|Chemical Composition and Case Hardness|
< 0,19 %
|Case Hardness||Surface Hardness||720-770 HV30|
|Case Hardening Depth||0.8 - 0.9 mm|