Product Description

BÖHLER M261 is a precipitation-hardening steel grade for plastic moulds, featuring excellent machinability in the as-supplied, i.e. solution annealed and aged, condition. There is no need for an additional heat treatment, significantly shortening the throughput time.


Property Features

BÖHLER M261 EXTRA – follows current trends in tool and die-making: • excellent machinability coupled with higher hardness, • good dimensional stability, • excellent nitriding properties and in the processing of plastics by offering: • high compressive strength, • high wear resistance

Technical Specifications

Etchability Machinability supplied Polishability Through hardenable Toughness Wear resistance

Chemical Composition

0.13 0.30 2.00 0.15 0.35 3.50 1.20 1.20

Chemical composition (average %)

Available product shapes

  • Long Products
  • Plates

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