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solenoid material

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I work in a hydraulic machine and parts manufactuer, and we are developing solenoid.

I bought some Silicon iron B-FM, and it works fine.  However, the availiability is not good.  Then I found out some other materials that could be used to replace B-FM (thanks for the posts!), so I bought 12L14 and 430FR.  However, our engineer wants to test more materials before making any decision.  Could anyone tell me if Chrome Core 8-FM or 13-FM is a good choice?  Also, where can I get these materials?

Thanks a lot for the help.

RE: solenoid material

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besides carpenter

RE: solenoid material

Not sure about the application, but those are Carpenter products like jsh posted.

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http://www.cartech.com/products/wr_products_chrome.html

http://crswnew.cartech.com/wnew/techarticles/TA00045.html

http://www.newmaterials.com/news/1741.asp

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RE: solenoid material

430 and the ChromeCore grades will be have lower sturation than the SiFe.
You could try some very low carbon steel, 1002 or such.  Just make sure that it is annealed well.

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