S3001 Steel Powder

S3001 Specifications

S3001 is a coarse, high purity atomized iron powder for welding and alloying applications. Used as a filler metal it significantly improves the rate of metal deposition and overall speed and rate of productivity.
Due to its density and larger particle size, S3001 minimizes the production of dust and forms solid joints.

Excess heat of arc welding can be exploited to melt additional filler material in the form of metal powder. In this way significant improvements in metal deposition rates can be accomplished without raising the arc energy.
Category: Iron Powder, Metal Powder, Filler metal

Specific properties of S3001 include:

High Compressibility
Due to its superior compressibility, S3001 can be single pressed to 7.2 g/cm3 or repressed to densities up to 7.4 g/cm3.

  • Extends the performance levels of P/M parts
  • Provides enhanced compaction capability
  • Provides higher strength, higher density P/M parts


The manganese level of S3001 is precisely controlled to provide optimal heat-treated properties without sacrificing compressibility.

  • Improved hardness and tensile properties

Dimensional change
S3001 can be used with existing tooling designed for conventional water-atomized powders.

  • No need to retool

A stable ore base and ultra-modern processing capability, including SPC, assure lot-to-lot consistency.

  • Improved P/M part consistency

Purity and Cleanliness
State-of-the-art clean steel practices and a proprietary powder manufacturing process produce a powder with exceptionally low levels of residuals and inclusions.

  • Improved mechanical and dynamic properties of powder forged parts
  • Improved machinability of P/M and P/F parts.


Physical and Chemical Properties

Chemical Analysis

Fe> 99%
C0.005 %
S0.008 %
P0.010 %
Mn0.180 %
Si0.015 %
V0.005 %
Cr0.050 %
Ti0.001 %
Ca0.001 %

Particle Size Analysis

U.S MeshMicronWt%
+30> 600Trace
-30 +40> 4252
-40 +100> 15095
-100< 1503

Apparent Density:  3 g/cm³

Flow:  37 sec/50g

Density:  7.10 g/cm³ @43.5 tsi (@600 MPa)

Ordering and Pricing

Please contact 973-405-6248 to discuss your specific requirements based on your applications.