MARAGING / VASCOMAX®
Stronger Steel - Higher Quality - Minimum Distortion
(Vascomax®) is an iron-based steel alloyed with 18% nickel and
7 to 12% cobalt as a strengthening agent. Essentially
carbon-free, other alloying elements include moly, aluminum
and titanium. This combination creates a superior steel
- Meets AMS 6512
- Meets AMS 6514
- Meets MIL-S-46850
- Maintains high strength and toughness
- Allows close machining with minimal distortion
- Has uniform, predictable shrinkage during heat
- Can be nitrided easily
- Resists corrosion and crack propagation
- Has a high level of cleanliness and excellent
- Remains readily weldable
(Vascomax) in Aerospace
Maraging (Vascomax) is stronger than most standard steel yet
still malleable. It can be flow formed over mandrels as a
thinner rocket or missile skin at any length. Thinner means
more room for payloads and fuel.
Maraging for the Military
armed forces rely on weapons that perform reliably over long
periods in harsh environments. Maraging (Vascomax) retains
its strength and has minimum distortion and deterioration,
even after heat and pressure. It is a key material in the
manufacture of all types of firing pins and breech blocks.
Maraging in Transportation
superior strength and ductility make it the preferred
material for critical parts such as landing gear in all
types of civilian and military aircraft. Temperature changes
and sudden or constant applications of pressure, impact or
torque, have little effect on parts made from Maraging. It
is the ideal material for high performance internal engine
components such as shafts, gears and fasteners.
Maraging in Manufacturing
Maraging's ability to expand without cracking make it the
material of choice for drill chucks. Its uniform
machinability and durability make it ideal for producing
gears in sophisticated robotic arms in assembly lines, and
its high strength and wear resistance make it perfect for
grippers in automation lines. Other Maraging
(Vascomax) benefits for
the manufacturing arena include excellent polishability and
weldability with pre- or post heating.
Maraging in Tool & Die Making
(Vascomax) has a
significant cost advantage over other alloys. Uniform
predictable shrinkage during heat treatment means Maraging
does not require excessive reworking. It is easily machined.
Its hardness and strength allow it to withstand the repeated
pressures of compression molding for longer tool life with a
very good surface finish.
Download our Density Weight Spreadsheet in PDF format.
Download the Vascomax
catalog in PDF format.
(Vascomax) specification abstracts
Maraging 250 (AMS 6512/MIL-S-46850) Specifications
Maraging 300 (AMS 6514/MIL-S-46850) Specifications
Maraging 350 (MIL-S-46850) Specifications
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