Alloy steel forgings are common. They are a group of technical alloys that may be heat treated to achieve various mechanical properties. Below are the basic pieces of information you need to know.

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Everything There Is to Know About Forgings Made of Alloy Steel

Chemical Make-Up

The 0.20 to 0.55 percent carbon alloy steels account for most alloy steel tonnage. These steels are primarily utilized in automobiles and other machinery, and they are usually quenched and tempered to increase the strength and hardness. These steels frequently contain manganese, nickel, chromium, molybdenum, vanadium, aluminum, and boron to improve the characteristics obtained after quenching and tempering. Certain alloy steels include up to 9% chromium, making them appropriate for usage at elevated temperatures, though not to the extent that stainless steels or high nickel alloys are required. The components made from alloy steels promote hardenability and quality of steel that portrays its ability to harden in depth, ensuring strength and toughness over the entire section of a forged object after heat treatment.

What Are the Benefits of Forging Alloy Steel?

After forging, the elements added to alloy steel provide distinct properties, such as greater hardness, increased corrosion resistance, enhanced strength, improved formability (ductility), and weldability. As a result, alloy steel forging is widely used to manufacture wear-resistant items. Because of their low cost, wide availability, ease of processing, and good mechanical qualities, alloy steels are preferred in steel forging. However, carbon steels are more resistant to heat and mechanical treatment than alloy steels. Small amounts of one or more alloying elements other than carbon, such as manganese, silicon, nickel, titanium, copper, chromium, and aluminum have been added to alloy steel. This gives forgings unique qualities that aren’t found in conventional carbon steel forging.

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Where to Get Steel Forgings?

At Ferralloy Inc., we have a variety of steel forgings. Contact us today and we’re glad to be of help you.