Vibenite® is the group name of the patented wear resistant 3D materials under the flag of VBN Components.
Vibenite®280 is an extremely high-alloyed PM High Speed Steel. The microstructure consists of finely dispersed carbides in a Cobalt rich matrix. The material is suitable for tools, wear parts and components with complicated geometries that would normally demand significant machining. The material could also be used in application with very high demands on yield strength.
- The fine microstructure and the high cleanliness give Vibenite®280 a good strength.
- The high hardness gives high resistance to plastic deformation and adhesive wear.
- The high carbide content gives a high resistance to abrasive wear.
- The combination of a high hardness and high carbide content makes Vibenite®280 an excellent substrate for PVD coatings.