MAAG offers many different types of blade materials. Specialty blades, such as half thick or half length, or various materials of construction, are available for special pelletizing applications:
Tool steel material D-2 This material is known as the benchmark of the industry. The primary element is 12% chrome, which gives the blade good toughness and rust resistance.
Tool steel material M-2 This material is a member of the high-speed family of tool steels. Due to a high amount of “Moly” (molybdenum) in its composition, this material resists breakdown under high heat. Under most circumstances, M-2 should last 1.5 times longer than D-2.
PM (Powdered Metal) This is the racing tire for the producer who wants output and is willing to pay the price. This material has a 9% Vanadium content, which gives it a huge advantage in both wear and toughness. Depending on conditions, this material should last 3x to 5x longer than D-2.
440C Stainless Steel This material has an 18% chrome content and is part of the stainless steel family of tool steels. This is the best tool steel offering for knives that are used in very corrosive conditions. This very special grade of stainless is able to be hardened to 54 / 56 HRc.