LESCALLOY BG42 VIM-VAR is a martensitic stainless high-speed steel that combines the temper resistance and hot hardness characteristics of M-50 high-speed steel with the corrosion resistance of AISI Type 440C stainless steel. (See also LESCALLOY BG42, Alloy Digest SS-280, October 1972.) This datasheet provides information on composition, physical properties, and elasticity. It also includes information on forming, heat treating, machining, and joining. Filing Code: SS-179. Producer or source: Latrobe Steel Company. Originally published as Lesco BG42, March 1966, revised February 1992. See also Alloy Digest SS-356, October 1978.