Max-EL 2-B is a general purpose free-machining steel offering a good combination of strength, toughness and abrasion resistance, as well as excellent machinability. It is generally used in the as-rolled condition at a Brinell hardness of 200-235. This datasheet provides information on composition, hardness, and tensile properties. It also includes information on forming, heat treating, machining, and joining. Filing Code: CS-15. Producer or source: Crucible Steel Company of America.