Manganese Steel

Manganese steel is an alloy of steel containing 12-14% manganese. Renowned for its high impact resistance and abrasion resistance in its hardened state, steel is often described as the ultimate job hardening steel.

It is the most widely used alloy addition in steel manufacturing and is present in practically all grades of steel. Manganese (Mn) has three key advantages: it combines with sulfur in casting to improve the hot working properties of the resulting steel; acts as an antioxidant and contributes to the final toughness and hardness of steel.

Due to its self-hardening properties, manganese steel has been used in the mining industry for many years: cement mixers, rock crushers, track tracks for tractors, hoists and shovel buckets, as well as in industry railway (switches and crossings) and other high impact environments.

Until recently, manganese steel was used on window bars in prisons, as it makes it easier to chew the saw blades of potential fugitives. Today, steel is often used in safes, cabinets a bullet proof and anti-drill plates.

While manganese steel guarantees wear and work hardening properties, it is non-magnetic, making it ideal for use in electrical transformer assemblies and industrial lifting magnets.

Ask for information

Ask us for more information and advice on our Manganese steels.

Request info

Oxycut on demand

Oxycut on demand

We cut your steel plates starting from your plans with absolute accuracy. An added service which allows collecting the product ready to be used.

Send us your project now.

Special steel plates

Special steel plates

Wide stock in steel plates with a thickness ranging from 1.5mm to 400mm and different types. Ask us for more information.

steel sheet corten

Steel sheet corten

Wide range of thicknesses, from 1mm to 80mm thickness. Oxcut custom made from 8mm to more than 500mm thick