VAN CHIP is a tungsten-molybdenum high-speed steel of the M-3 (6-6-3) type containing high carbon and high vanadium. This high carbon and high vanadium content combine to produce superior abrasion resistance for more difficult cutting operations. This datasheet provides information on composition and hardness. It also includes information on forming, heat treating, machining, and surface treatment. Filing Code: TS-16. Producer or source: Firth Sterling Corporation.