Alloy Steel Inventory
Steel Grades: 4130, 4140, 5150, 5160
Thickness: .100 - .312
Width: .5” – 72”
Products: Ribbon Coils, Oscillate Coils, Cut Lengths
Processes: Edging, Annealing
For additional savings, contact us to discuss our stock and release programs that are available for all Alloy steel grades that we inventory.
What are Alloys?
An alloy is metal prepared by adding other metals or non-metals to a basic metal to secure desirable properties. Alloy steel is steel containing substantial quantities of elements other than carbon and the commonly-accepted limited amounts of manganese, sulfur, silicon, and phosphorus. Addition of such alloying elements is usually for the purpose of increased hardness, strength, or chemical resistance. The elements most commonly used for forming alloy steels are: nickel, chromium, silicon, manganese, tungsten, molybdenum, and vanadium.
To improve strength while at the same time to save weight. Some alloys also improve durability. Alloys also enhance heat treatability.
Cost savings occur by reducing the thickness of the metal used. Due to its increased strength, thickness reduction and weight savings are easier to accomplish. Typical examples may be found in the automotive industry.