M-2 Drill Rod High Speed
Chemical Composition

Carbon (C)              .78/.88
Manganese (Mn)      .15/.88
Silicon (Si)               .20/.45
Tungsten (W)        5.50/6.75
Molybdenum (Mo) 4.50/5.50
Chromium (Cr)      3.75/4.50
Vanadium (V)        1.75/2.20
Nickel (Ni)               .30 max


M-2 is typically bought to meet chemistry requirements rather than physical requirements. For that reason, physical properties are generally not provided unless requested prior to production. Any material can be sent to a third party after production to be tested for physical properties.
Typical Uses
Typical Applications include Broaches, Boring Tools, Chasers, Cold Forming Rolls, Cold Heading Inserts, Drills, End Mills, Form Tools, Hobs, Lathe and Planer Tools, Punches, Milling Cutters, Taps, Reamers, and Saws.

M-2 Drill Rod High Speed

About M-2 High Speed Steel Drill Rod

M2 Drill Rod is an excellent option for manufacturing drill bits that are used for roughing or finishing applications. The shock resistance of M2 provides an ability to withstand situations like interrupted cuts and it is an easy steel to grind.

About M-2 High-Speed Steel

M2 Steel is a tungsten-molybdenum high-speed steel and is one of the most popular grades for general purpose cutting and non-cutting applications. It has a wider heat-treating range than most of the molybdenum high-speed steels, coupled with a resistance to decarburization that is characteristic of tungsten types. M2 offers an excellent combination of red hardness, toughness, and wear resistance. M2 is available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. As with all Alro Specialty Metal products, M2 is subjected to a variety of rigid quality control tests and inspection to ensure quality, uniformity, and reliability.