Soft iron such as RFe 80 (1.1014), which is free from impurities that can affect the magnetic properties, are manufactured and delivered in various tempers for use in the production of electric-magnetic equipments.
Lamineries MATTHEY offer several types of non-alloy soft iron like DC01 or DC04, which are typically used as they are especially suitable for deep drawing and cutting, for example in the watch and clock making industry.
There are good reasons for the use of non-alloyed steels in watch and clock making. These include excellent suitability for stamping and deep drawing and the possibility to increase the mechanical strength significantly by means of quench hardening (770 to 840 °C). They are often preferred over copper alloys, when a high Young modulus is required. The machinability of structural steel can be improved by adding lead (see type HT3 and HT10). Lamineries MATTHEY further offer a broad assortment of thin iron and steel precision strips or foils.
|140Cr3 - Tool steel, alloyed (CR3) / 1.2008|
|Ck101 (H1) - High carbon steel / 1.1274 / 2CS100 / ~ G10950|
|Ck60 (H4) - High carbon steel / 1.1221 / ~ 2CS60 / ~ G10640|
|Ck67 - High carbon steel / 1.1231 / 2CS67 / ~ G10700|
|HT10 - Leaded high carbon steel / ~ C100 +Pb||HT10.pdf|
|RFe80 - Steel (Fer 04) / ~1.1014|