Alloy Steel Forgings
Alloy steel is the standard term when referring to steels with other alloying elements such as nickel, chromium and molybdenum added in addition to the carbon and manganese. Alloy steels can be heat treated to improve the hardness, tensile strength, wear resistance and impact strength for the given application.
Compared to carbon steels, alloy steels can have improved properties including strength, hardness, wear resistance, corrosion resistance, hot hardness, hardenability, and toughness.
Alloy steels are found in products used throughout daily life due to their being readily available. Many automotive, agricultural, rail and fluid movement parts are produced from alloy steels.
Common Alloying Elements:
Nickel – increases strength and toughness
Chromium – improves oxidation resistance
Molybdenum – improves corrosion resistance and high temperature strength
Vanadium – controls grain size and also increases hardness and strength
Boron – improves hardenability
Alloy Forging Capabilities
Up to 100 lbs. / 45kg
Up to 100 in2 / 645 cm2
Alloy Grades We Forge:
At Walker Forge, our primary process is closed-die forging, which involves heating special bar quality (SBQ) steel and shaping it to your custom specifications.