Stellite Alloy 12 consist of complex carbides in an alloy matrix. Their exceptional wear resistance is due mainly to the unique inherent characteristics of the hard carbide phase dispersed in a CoCr alloy matrix.
Stellite 12 Saw tips are made of Stellite alloy in grade Co12,so the following information is all about Co12.
(1). Stellite Alloy 12 could be considered an intermediate alloy .
(2). It contains a higher fraction of hard, brittle carbides than Stellite Alloy 6
(3).It has increased resistance to low angle erosion, abrasion, and severe sliding wear while stretaining reasonable impact and cavitation resistance.
(4). Stellite Alloy 12 is often used self-mated or running against.