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This tool is intended to help you select materials of interest based on what is most important to your application. Once you specify which properties are most important, the “guide” searches our database of materials and presents you with various materials listing the selected properties ranked as you specify and often includes some other materials provided as references.

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Boron Carbide

2800-3000 Knoop

Silicon Carbide – Sintered

2550-2800 Knoop

Silicon Carbide – Reaction Bonded

2500-2550 Knoop

CVD Silicon Carbide

2540 Knoop


2200 Knoop perpendicular to the c-axis

1900 Knoop parallel to the c-Axis

Refrence Materials

7000 Knoop

Tool Steel

150 - 305 Knoop

Stainless Steel

200 - 330 knoop

Wikipedia Reference(s): hardness

All properties values are at room temperature unless otherwise noted. Engineering data are representative, and are not intended as absolute nor warrantable. Data shown is blended from multiple sources and therefore illustrates the marketplace. The relative rankings are approximate and are based on representative values if the particular material has a range of values for a given property.

Please Note: This Designer's guide is compiled of materials currently machined by INSACO and a few others included for reference.