Which Steel Alloy Is the Best Choice for My Component?
Understanding the properties of each of the alloying elements and their effects is important for selecting an alloy that will best meet the requirements of the part that needs to be manufactured.
To find an alloy suitable for your component, please consult the steel grade table below. For further details and questions, please do not hesitate to speak with one of our sales representatives. Simply outline your design issues and the goals of your project and a company team member will help you select the best steel alloy for your purposes.
Typical steel alloys include, but are not limited to, these grades:
GRADE 1020: cold headed bolts, axles, general engineering parts and components, machinery parts, shafts, camshafts, gudgeon pins, ratchets, light duty gears, worm gears, spindles;
GRADE 1040: machinery parts, couplings, crankshafts, cold headed parts;
GRADE 1050: machinery parts;
GRADE 1095: springs or cutting tools which require sharp cutting edges;
GRADE 1137: tools, springs;
GRADE 1141: shaft, machined parts;
GRADE 4130: general purpose, high strength steel shafts, gears and pins, welded tubing;
GRADE 4140: general purpose, high strength steel shafts, gears and pins;
GRADE 4150: general purpose, high strength steel shafts, gears and pins;
GRADE 4340: power transmission gears and shafts;
GRADE 6150: shafts, gears, pinions;
GRADE 8620: medium-strength applications such as camshafts, fasteners, gears, chains/chain pins;
GRADE 8760: tools, springs, chisels;