ALMANITE W comprises a series of three types of austenitic-martensitic white irons characterized by high hardness and relatively good impact strength. Type W1 has a pearlitic matrix. Type W2 has a martensitic matrix, Type W4 is highly alloyed to provide an austenitic matrix in the as-cast condition which may be further modified to give a martensitic matrix by heat treatment or by refrigeration. This datasheet provides information on composition, hardness, elasticity, and tensile properties as well as fracture toughness. It also includes information on casting, heat treating, machining, and surface treatment. Filing Code: CI-42. Producer or source: Meehanite Metal Corporation.