WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                       Date of Report - November 11, 2004
                        (Date of Earliest Event Reported)

                        Carpenter Technology Corporation
             (Exact Name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

      Delaware                          1-5828                  23-0458500
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(State of Incorporation)         (Commission File No.)          (IRS Employer
                                                                  I.D. No.)

                   P.O. Box 14662, Reading Pennsylvania, 19612
                    (Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code (610)208-2000

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to
simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the

[ ] Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act 
    (17 CFR 230.425)

[ ] Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 

[ ] Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange
    Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

[ ] Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange
    Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c)

Item 8.01  Other Events

         Carpenter Technology Corporation issued a press release on November 12,
         2004 announcing that certain production and maintenance employees at
         Carpenter's Reading, Pennsylvania facility voted not to be represented
         by the United Steel Workers of America for collective bargaining
         purposes. The election was held on November 11, 2004 and the results
         are subject to any objections that may be filed and final certification
         by the National Labor Relations Board. The press release, attached as
         Exhibit 99 hereto and incorporated herein by reference, is being
         furnished and shall not be deemed to be "filed" for any purpose.

Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

     (a) and (b) None.

     (c) Exhibit:

     Exhibit 99. Press Release dated November 12, 2004

     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date:  November 12, 2004        CARPENTER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION

                                By:/s/ David A. Christiansen
                                   David A. Christiansen
                                   Vice President, General
                                   Counsel and Secretary

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit                        Description

99.              Press release dated November 12, 2004