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M.P.I.F. MATERIAL DESIGNATIONS

Prefix Letter Code

A Aluminum
C Copper
CT Bronze
CNZ Nickel Silver
CZ Brass
F Iron
FC Iron-Copper or Copper Steel
FD Diffusion Alloyed Steel

FF Soft Magnetic Iron
FL Prealloyed Ferrous Material Except Stainless Steel
FN Iron-Nickel or Nickel Steel
FS Iron-Silicon
FX Copper Infiltrated Iron or Steel
FY Iron Phosphorus
G Free Graphite
M Manganese

N Nickel
P Lead
S Silicon
SS Stainless Steel (Prealloyed)
T Tin
U Sulfur
Y Phosphorus
Z Zinc

IRON AND CARBON STEELS (F-00__)

There are many additional alloys available. *

Typical PropertiesAs Sintered
DensityU T StrengthCharpyComp StrengthHardness
Typical Applicationsg/cc10^3 psift-lbft10^3 psiMacroMicro
F-0000Light Loading. Soft Magnetic Applications6.1 - 7.318 - 383 - 3516 - 1941 - 80 RF
F-0005Moderate Strength6.1 - 6.924 - 383 - 518 - 2825 - 55 RB
F-0008Moderate Loading5.8 - 7.029 - 572 - 528 - 3635 - 70 RB
Typical PropertiesHeat Treated
DensityU T StrengthCharpyComp StrengthHardness
Typical Applicationsg/cc10^3 psift-lbft10^3 psiMacroMicro
F-0000Light Loading. Soft Magnetic Applications
F-0005Moderate Strength6.6 - 7.050 - 803 - 425 - 6120 - 25 RC58 RC
F-0008Moderate Loading6.3 - 7.150 - 953 - 565 - 10022 - 35 RC60 RC

IRON-COPPER AND COPPER STEELS (FC-__)

There are many additional alloys available. *

Typical PropertiesAs Sintered
DensityU T StrengthCharpyComp StrengthHardness
Typical Applicationsg/cc10^3 psift-lbft10^3 psiMacroMicro
FC-0200Medium Strength Appl.6.0 - 6.925 - 344.5 - 618 - 2660F - 36B
FC-0208Medium Strength Appl.5.8 - 7.235 - 751 - 740 - 5550 - 84 RB
FC-1000Iron Bearings6.0303.53360 RF
Typical PropertiesHeat Treated
DensityU T StrengthCharpyComp StrengthHardness
Typical Applicationsg/cc10^3 psift-lbft10^3 psiMacroMicro
FC-0200Medium Strength Appl.
FC-0208Medium Strength Appl.6.1 - 7.165 - 1052.5 - 5.558 - 10520 - 43 RC60 RC
FC-1000Iron Bearings

IRON-NICKEL AND NICKEL STEELS (FN-__)

There are many additional alloys available. *

Typical PropertiesAs Sintered
DensityU T StrengthCharpyComp StrengthHardness
Typical Applicationsg/cc10^3 psift-lbft10^3 psiMacroMicro
FN-0205Heat Treatable Structural Parts, Good Wear and Impact Properties6.6 - 7.440 - 706 - 3425 - 4044 - 78 RB
FN-0208Heat Treatable Structural Parts, Good Wear and Impact Properties6.7 - 7.445 - 906 - 2135 - 5563 - 88 RB
FN-0405Heat Treatable Structural Parts, Good Wear and Impact Properties6.5 - 7.440 - 905 - 3333 - 4549 - 84 RB
Typical PropertiesHeat Treated
DensityU T StrengthCharpyComp StrengthHardness
Typical Applicationsg/cc10^3 psift-lbft10^3 psiMacroMicro
FN-0205Heat Treatable Structural Parts, Good Wear and Impact Properties6.6 - 7.490 - 1853.5 - 9.560 - 14023 - 40 RC55 RC
FN-0208Heat Treatable Structural Parts, Good Wear and Impact Properties6.7 - 7.490 - 1954 - 899 - 18826 - 42 RC57 RC
FN-0405Heat Treatable Structural Parts, Good Wear and Impact Properties6.5 - 7.485 - 1854 - 1367 - 13210 - 40 RC55 RC

LOW ALLOY STEELS (FL-__)

There are many additional alloys available. *

Typical PropertiesAs Sintered
DensityU T StrengthCharpyComp StrengthHardness
Typical Applicationsg/cc10^3 psift-lbft10^3 psiMacroMicro
FL-4205Heat Treatable Structural Parts, High Wear and High Strength6.8 - 7.352 - 736 - 1742 - 5660 - 75 RB
FL-4405Heat Treatable Structural Parts, High Wear and High Strength6.7 - 7.352 - 736 - 2239 - 5660 - 80 RB
FL-4605Heat Treatable Structural Parts, High Wear and High Strength6.7 - 7.352 - 736 - 2242 - 5760 - 77 RB
Typical PropertiesHeat Treated
DensityU T StrengthCharpyComp StrengthHardness
Typical Applicationsg/cc10^3 psift-lbft10^3 psiMacroMicro
FL-4205Heat Treatable Structural Parts, High Wear and High Strength6.6 - 7.290 - 1505 - 1280 - 17028 - 39 RC60 RC
FL-4405Heat Treatable Structural Parts, High Wear and High Strength6.7 - 7.3110 - 1855.5 - 14135 - 19524 - 38 RC60 RC
FL-4605Heat Treatable Structural Parts, High Wear and High Strength6.6 - 7.285 - 1554.5 - 12130 - 23024 - 39 RC60 RC

SINTER HARDENED STEELS (FLC & FLNC-__)

There are many additional alloys available. *

Typical PropertiesAs Sintered
DensityU T StrengthCharpyComp StrengthHardness
Typical Applicationsg/cc10^3 psift-lbft10^3 psiMacroMicro
FLNC-4408High Strength and Wear Resistance, Closer Tolerances, Cleaner6.6 - 7.270 - 1404 - 1675 - 10510 - 30 RC55 RC
FLC-4805High Strength and Wear Resistance, Closer Tolerances, Cleaner6.6 - 7.275 - 1855 - 15100 - 18524 - 39 RC57 RC
FLC2-5208High Strength and Wear Resistance, Closer Tolerances, Cleaner6.6 - 7.295 - 1307 - 13100 - 13023 - 33 RC55 RC

DIFFUSION ALLOYED STEELS (FD-__)

There are many additional alloys available. *

Typical PropertiesAs Sintered
DensityU T StrengthCharpyComp StrengthHardness
Typical Applicationsg/cc10^3 psift-lbft10^3 psiMacroMicro
FD-0205Heat Treatable Structural Parts, High Wear and High Strength6.7 - 7.4
68 - 1008 - 2847 - 6272 - 86 RB
FD-0405Heat Treatable Structural Parts, High Wear and High Strength6.7 - 7.4
86 - 12311 - 2756 - 7380 - 91 RB
FD-0408Heat Treatable Structural Parts, High Wear and High Strength6.7 - 7.4
71 - 1259 - 2262 - 8085 - 95 RB
Typical PropertiesHeat Treated
DensityU T StrengthCharpyComp StrengthHardness
Typical Applicationsg/cc10^3 psift-lbft10^3 psiMacroMicro
FD-0205Heat Treatable Structural Parts, High Wear and High Strength6.7 - 7.4
105 - 1705 - 11130 - 20028 - 45 RC55 RC
FD-0405Heat Treatable Structural Parts, High Wear and High Strength6.7 - 7.3110 - 1655 - 7125 - 17530 - 42 RC55 RC
FD-0408Heat Treatable Structural Parts, High Wear and High Strength

COPPER INFILTRATED STEELS (FX-__)

There are many additional alloys available. *

Typical PropertiesAs Sintered
DensityU T StrengthCharpyComp StrengthHardness
Typical Applicationsg/cc10^3 psift-lbft10^3 psiMacroMicro
FX-1005High Treatable, High Strength, High Wear7.377135382 RB
FX-1008High Treatable, High Strength, High Wear7.387107189 RB
FX-2008High Treatable, High Strength, High Wear7.380715690 RB
Typical PropertiesHeat Treated
DensityU T StrengthCharpyComp StrengthHardness
Typical Applicationsg/cc10^3 psift-lbft10^3 psiMacroMicro
FX-1005High Treatable, High Strength, High Wear7.3120711038 RC55 RC
FX-1008High Treatable, High Strength, High Wear7.31206.511543 RC58 RC
FX-2008High Treatable, High Strength, High Wear7.310057436 RC58 RC

300 SERIES STAINLESS STEELS (SS-__)

There are many additional alloys available. *

Typical PropertiesAs Sintered
DensityU T StrengthCharpyComp StrengthHardness
Typical Applicationsg/cc10^3 psift-lbft10^3 psiMacroMicro
SS-303 N1Best Machining6.4393.53862 RB
SS-304 N1Best Strength6.44343861 RB
SS-316 HBest Corrosion6.635202533 RB

400 SERIES STAINLESS STEELS (SS-__)

There are many additional alloys available. *

Typical PropertiesAs Sintered
DensityU T StrengthCharpyComp StrengthHardness
Typical Applicationsg/cc10^3 psift-lbft10^3 psiMacroMicro
SS-410 LSoft Magnetics6.948502845 RB
SS-430 LLess Magnetic but Better Corrosion than 4107.150803345 RB
SS-434 LLess Magnetic but Better Corrosion than 4107.020653350 RB

SOFT MAGNETIC ALLOYS (FF, FY, & FS-__)

There are many additional alloys available. *

Typical PropertiesAs Sintered
DensityCoer FieldBmBrHcU-max
Typical Applicationsg/ccOekGkGOe
FY-4500Used for Magnetic Response in DC Magnets7.0 - 7.41.7 - 2 Max10.5 - 13.58.8 - 11.51.5 - 1.82300 - 3600
FY-8000Used for Magnetic Response in DC Magnets6.8 - 7.41.5 - 1.7 Max11 - 13.510 - 131.3 - 1.53500 - 5000
FS-0300Used for Magnetic Response in DC Magnets6.8 - 7.41.1 - 1.4 Max11 - 149 - 12.9 - 1.23000 - 6000

COPPER AND COPPER ALLOYS (C_-__)

There are many additional alloys available. *

 Typical PropertiesAs Sintered
  DensityU T StrengthCharpyComp StrengthHardness
 Typical Applicationsg/cc10^3 psift-lbft10^3 psiMacroMicro
C-0000Conductivity8.0 – 8.323 – 2825 – 457 – 1025 – 30 HRH 
CZ-1000Brass Applications7.6 – 8.018 – 3415 – 3812 – 1965 – 92 HRH 
CT-1000
Bronze Applications7.22242082 HRH 

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