HAYNES STELLITE alloy No. 6K is a cobalt-base alloy with outstanding resistance to most types of wear. Its wear resistance is a built-in characteristic and not the result of heat-treatment, plating, nitriding, or other methods used to produce a superficial hardness on metal parts. Among its many applications are cutting knives and blades for many materials, apple-paring knives in canneries and wear strips in conveyor channels. This datasheet provides information on composition, physical properties, elasticity, and compressive strength. It also includes information on wear resistance as well as forming, heat treating, machining, and joining. Filing Code: Co-20. Producer or source: Stellite Division, Cabot Corporation. Originally published May 1960, revised July 1978.