CPM-3V & CPM-MAGNACUT
Powder metals have really gained traction in recent years, and thanks to continuing research and development, CPM-3V and CPM-MagnaCut in particular have truly earned the title of “super steel”.
What makes powder steel special? Well, I’m glad you asked.
Basic carbon steel is a combination or iron and carbon. It gets more
complicated from there, as metallurgists add or remove different trace components to create unique steel alloys with specific uses in mind. For example, the spring steel used in your car’s suspension system is designed to be tougher and more flexible than, say, ball-bearing steel, which due to its higher carbon content, comes out much harder.
This produces a very dense, high quality steel, with virtually nothing in the mix that wasn’t intended to be there. Finally, the steel is taken through the normal process of milling and rolling into sheets, bars, etc.