Maraging Steels are extremely high-strength steel alloys that contain low amounts of carbon. These steels are iron-nickel alloys with additions of cobalt, titanium, molybdenum, and aluminum. The term maraging in “Maraging Steel” comes from aging and martensitic. This refers to the process that steel goes through when it strengthens. Maraging Steels are widely known for possessing qualities of toughness and strength without losing ductility. It’s able to possess these qualities due to the absence of carbon and the use of intermetallic precipitation.
Some other major properties that Maraging Steel possesses include high fatigue strength, workability, weldability, heat treatment features, low coefficient of thermal expansion, high yield strength, and ultimate tensile strength. Maraging Steel has several different grades including 200, 250, 300, Cast, and 180; each grade possesses a different combination of Nickel, Molybdenum, Cobalt, Titanium, and Aluminum.
This material is used to develop production tools, aerospace components, aircraft parts, military components, and much more. Some of the most popular aerospace and aircraft parts that are machined from maraging steel include:
Military and aerospace components are often manufactured from Maraging Steel because it has a high strength-to-weight ratio and good fracture toughness. Owens Industries is highly confident that high-quality components can be developed from Maraging Steel using various CNC machining processes, including:
If maraging steel doesn't seem like the right material for your component, take a look at the other materials that we've worked with!