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Workwear™ 14

11-14% Manganese Steel Wear Plate & Wear Bar

Workwear 14 is a true austenitic 11-14% manganese steel (Hadfield Steel) product. It exhibits excellent work hardening characteristics in service applications where impact and abrasion are prevalent. This material will work-harden under impact and moderate loads up to 550BHN hardness. Material can be welded with standard manganese electrodes.

Manganese steel is an austenitic steel which means it is non-magnetic.

Because this product hardens under cold work conditions care should be taken when forming, drilling or machining is being considered. Call or email us for a quote.


Key Features

Excellent Hardness – will work harden rapidly to 550BHN hardness and acquires a polished surface which will allow for good material flow.

Abrasion Resistant – designed to handle high levels of direct impact and moderate-to-high levels of abrasion.

Hadfield Grade – carbon content is very important; carbon binds with the manganese which promotes work-hardening to occur. To be considered a Hadfield Grade the carbon content must be 1.0% or greater.

Typical Mechanical Properties*

Hardness, Brinell (as delivered)250 BHN
Tensile Strength130,000 P.S.I.
Yield Strength85,000 P.S.I.
After Work Hardening550 BHN

*Actual field results may vary depending upon the application and overall conditions of use.

Typical Chemical Analysis*

1.0/1.411.0/14.0.05 max.04 max.60 max

*Variations may occur by heat lot and producing mills.

Available Sizes


1/4″ up to 3″ Thickness


3/8″ up to 7″ Diameters


1/4″ up to 2″ Thickness

1″ up to 8″ Widths


3/4″ Squares

1″ Squares

1-1/2″ Squares

2″ Squares


1/4″ x 2″ x 2″



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Sheffield™ 14% Manganese is the past protected tradename of North American Steel Company.

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