Use it, abuse it, enjoy it

Hardox provides a unique combination of hardness and toughness. This opens for smarter, lighter structures with extreme performance and extended service life.

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    Hardox is built to take a beating

    Rocks, sand, coal, minerals, scrap metal and any other hostile material have a hard time making a lasting impact on Hardox wear plates.

    DUPLICATE THE LIFETIME

    Hardox’s extreme resistance to wear is a strategic business factor. Extending the service life of your equipment by two, three, five, ten times or more is like money in the bank.

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    THE FACTS OF HARDNESS

    Hardness is the property that provides excellent wear protection during the entire service life of a Hardox wear plate.

    • Hardness minimizes wear since it is difficult for the ‘edges’ of abrasive material to cut into the hard surface
    • The hardness is more than skin deep – Hardox is hard throughout
    • The hardness does not conflict with Hardox’s structural performance
    • Hardox comes in a wide range of grades and dimensions to suit your particular application

    WHAT IS HARDNESS?

    What is hardness, really? Yield strength, tensile strength or hardness – whatever we call it, we know that this is the property that keeps the structure in shape without being plastically deformed. Let us show you how Hardox is tested before it digs into the ground.

    Hardness video

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    Tough enough not to crack

    It is not that hard to make hard steel. However, it’s really tough to keep it tough throughout the steelmaking process. Thanks to its extreme toughness, Hardox will, day after day, cope with shocks, jolts, bangs, nicks and jabs.

    STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES

    The most important difference between Hardox and just ”some hard steel” is the toughness. That is what makes it possible to use it as a structural steel. It can be bent, formed and welded without loosing its properties. Together with the high yield strength this opens up for lighter designs.

    THE BENEFITS OF TOUGHNESS

    • It can take heavy blows without being deformed
 
    • It will resist cracks if subjected to plastic deformation
    • If a local crack should occur it will resist propagation


    WHAT IS TOUGHNESS?

    What is toughness, really? Let us show you how Hardox is tested before it starts performing.

    Toughness video

  • Hardox makes friends in the workshop

    Hardox doesn’t require any fancy stuff for processing. The machines and the skills present in a regular steel workshop will do just fine. And thanks to the uniform properties in every Hardox plate, you get consistent results with the same machine settings and processes.

    WELDING

    Hardox has great weldability to Hardox or to any other type of weldable steel. Hardox requires low preheating and interpass temperatures thanks to the low carbon equivalent. The plate flatness and narrow tolerances also makes automatic welding easy, and shortens time for fit up and tacking.

    More about welding Hardox

    CUTTING

    Hardox plates are fit for both hot and cold cutting. Hot cutting is done with gas, plasma and laser, depending on plate thickness, the size of plate and distance between cuts. In cases where heating is not desired, Hardox can be cold cut by water jet, shearing, sawing or grinding.

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    BENDING

    The uniform properties, close thickness tolerances and smooth surface make Hardox plates well suited for free bending and roll bending. Hardox plates are hard and tough, but can still be bent with a small radius.

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    MACHINING

    Hardox steel is easy to machine. Drilling, countersinking, tapping, turning and milling are made with regular high-speed steel or cemented carbide tools. Every Hardox plate is manufactured to strict specifications, ensuring predictable machining operations every time.

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