A Material Test Report (MTR), also known as a Mill Test Report or Certificate of Test, is a document that provides essential information about the properties and quality of a specific material or product, typically metals such as steel, alloys, or other materials used in construction, manufacturing, or engineering applications.
An MTR is typically provided by the manufacturer or supplier of the material and is essential for ensuring that the material meets the required specifications and standards for the intended application. It serves as a crucial quality assurance and traceability document.
Manganese steel, also known as Hadfield steel or mangalloy, is a type of alloy steel that contains a high amount of manganese, about 11 to 15%, and smaller amounts of carbon, ranging anywhere from 1 to 1.4%.
Manganese steel is renowned for its exceptional toughness, wear resistance, and work hardening abilities, making it suitable for applications involving heavy impact, abrasive wear, and shock.
In general, work hardening is the strengthening of a material or polymer by plastic deformation. This strengthening happens because of dislocation movements and dislocation generation inside the crystal structure of the material.
When it comes to work hardening steel, which is also known as strain hardening steel or cold worked steel, this refers to a type of steel that becomes stronger and tougher through mechanical deformation rather than heat treatment.
The process of making steel has historically resulted in very high emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2). Every tonne of steel produces 1.8 tonnes of CO2, representing 9% of worldwide green-house gas emissions.
The good news is that over the years, we have made a lot of progress when it comes to the development and sustainability of material science. For example, if the Eiffel Tower was built today, it would only require 25% of the steel used for its original construction back in 1887.
We need to continue developing better ways to produce important metals such as steel for wear resistant plates and to better manage the materials that already exist today.
An armor plate, also known as a protective plate, is a hardened piece of material designed to offer protection against various threats, such as ballistic projectiles, explosions, and impacts. Armor plates are used in a wide range of applications, including military vehicles, aircraft, naval vessels, and personal protective equipment like body armor.
Wear resistant steel production has long been associated with high carbon emissions, with each tonne of steel yielding 1.8 tonnes of CO2, amounting to a staggering 9% of global greenhouse gas emissions. While using scrap steel as a substitute for iron ore and coke can help reduce CO2 emissions, it falls short of meeting the world’s steel demand. In response, innovative and sustainable methods are being explored to revolutionize the industry, many of which involve the replacement of coke. Here’s how Titus Steel is leading the way with its wear resistant steel production. (more…)
Examining the Process of Quenching and Tempering Titanium Carbide Steel Plates
In order to make steel stronger and more durable, a technique known as quenching and tempering is used by Titus Steel. This treatment strengthens and hardens the steel by heating it to very high temperatures, rapidly cooling it, and then slowly reheating it again. (more…)
AR 400 Steel Vs. AR 500 Steel – What is the Difference?
Abrasion Resistant (AR) steel contains carbon and alloys that make it harder than other types of steel. They are also less formable and not as weather resistant. However, their hardness contribute to AR steel being the preferred product in industrial manufacturing, mining, and construction, where abrasion and wear-and-tear are common factors. (more…)