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Laser Cut AEB-L

Laser cut AEB-L stainless steel is a form of stainless steel developed to achieve corrosion resistance while maintaining a sharp, hard edge.

Initially developed by Bohler-Uddeholm as a superior metal for quality razor blades, AEB-L steel has since become a standard among knife makers and users worldwide.

Our laser cut AEB-L stainless will maintain a keen edge, take a mirror polish, and stay corrosion-free.

Starting from $29

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DURABLE
CORRROSION-RESISTANT
KEEN EDGES

Laser cut AEB-L Steel as knife steel

AEB-L is the go-to material for custom knife builds due to its superior durability, ease of sharpening (despite excellent HRC hardness), and affordability. 

We offer it in three different thicknesses to service a wide variety of projects: 

  • .070″ (1.78mm)
  • .118″ (3mm)
  • .160″ (4.06mm)

 

Technical Information on Laser Cut AEB-L Steel

You may have heard that AEB-L is similar to 440B or 440A, but that’s not really true. The only similarity between AEB-L and 440B or 440A is the amount of carbon in its composition.

AEB-L has only 12.8% chromium by weight compared to the 16-17% in 440A, and 440B, which makes the steels quite different from each other. AEB-L has more similarities to stainless 52100 than 440A.

AEB-L naturally forms the K2 carbide, which is harder than the K1 carbide that is found in steels such as 440C. The K2 carbide is about 79 on the Rockwell C scale, compared to 72 for the K1 carbide. Through proper heat treatment, AEB-L has fine, evenly distributed K2 carbides.

The steel is almost on the Carbon Saturation Line, which means that all of the carbides formed are precipitated carbides, not primary carbides like in 440C. Comparatively, there is more carbon in AEB-L than 440C and a similar amount of chromium.

The large primary carbides found in this balanced composition make AEB-L tough, give it excellent edge stability, allow it to be worked well, and facilitate ease of sharpening. 

Please Note:
Due to manufacturing variables, your parts may have small cosmetic imperfections. Such as scratches, marking dye, and dross. Many of these imperfections come to us from the suppliers and represent limitations in fabrication, not errors. We are not able to offer additional processing for AEB-L at this time.

Material Details

Details
Advertised Thickness.070″ | 1.78mm
GaugeN/A
Thickness Tolerance Positive.006″
Thickness Tolerance Negative.005″
Cutting ProcessFiber Laser
Cut Tolerance.005″
Available Operations
DeburringNo
BendingNo
TappingNo
Powder CoatingNo
HardwareNo
Design Considerations
Max Part Size10″ x 23″
Min Hole Size.028″
Min Bridge Size.035″
Properties
Material Composition 
Tensile Strength (Ultimate)84 ksi
Tensile Strength (Yield)34 ksi
Shear Strength58 ksi
Shear Modulus11000 ksi
Fatigue Strength30 ksi
Brinell Hardness170 kgf/mm^2
Elongation at Break43%
Elastic Modulus 
Poisson’s Ratio 
Thermal Conductivity 
Melting Point 
MagneticYes
Details
Advertised Thickness.118″ | 3.0mm
GaugeN/A
Thickness Tolerance Positive.006
Thickness Tolerance Negative.005
Cutting ProcessFiber Laser
Cut Tolerance.005″
Available Operations
DeburringNo
BendingNo
TappingN0
Powder CoatingNo
HardwareNo
Design Considerations
Max Part Size10″ x 23″
Min Hole Size.047″
Min Bridge Size.059″
Properties
Material Composition 
Tensile Strength (Ultimate)84 ksi
Tensile Strength (Yield)34 ksi
Shear Strength58 ksi
Shear Modulus11000 ksi
Fatigue Strength30 ksi
Brinell Hardness170 kgf/mm^2
Elongation at Break43%
Elastic Modulus 
Poisson’s Ratio 
Thermal Conductivity 
Melting Point 
MagneticYes
Details
Advertised Thickness.160″ | 4.06mm
GaugeN/A
Thickness Tolerance Positive.002″
Thickness Tolerance Negative.002″
Cutting ProcessFiber Laser
Cut Tolerance.005″
Available Operations
DeburringNo
BendingNo
TappingN0
Powder CoatingNo
HardwareNo
Design Considerations
Max Part Size10″ x 23″
Min Hole Size.064″
Min Bridge Size.080″
Properties
Material Composition 
Tensile Strength (Ultimate)84 ksi
Tensile Strength (Yield)34 ksi
Shear Strength58 ksi
Shear Modulus11000 ksi
Fatigue Strength30 ksi
Brinell Hardness170 kgf/mm^2
Elongation at Break43%
Elastic Modulus 
Poisson’s Ratio 
Thermal Conductivity 
Melting Point 
MagneticYes

Common Uses

  • Custom tools
  • Razor blades
  • Chef knives
  • EDC
  • Scalpels
  • And so much more!

Our AEB-L stainless steel is guaranteed

We guarantee awesome quality parts. If you’re not 100% happy, we’ll give you a refund or remake on the spot – no questions, no hassle.

Material Charts and Guidelines

Min/Max Part Sizes

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Processing Min/Max Part Sizes

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Density Guidelines

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Design Guidelines

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