Properties and Uses of Alloy Steel

Alloy steel is a combination of different elements in different proportions. Low alloy steels can be referred to as alloy steels. They range from 1% to 7%. These are Nickel, Vanadium, Nickel, Molybdenum, and Chromium.

Properties of alloy steels:

Corrosion resistance

Corrosion refers to the process by which metals are corroded or destroyed by oxidation. This results in rusting on the metal surface. It is resistant to corrosion and can stop the metal from rusting. High resistance to corrosion is demonstrated by Vanadium, Nickel, Molybdenum, Chromium and Nickel alloys.

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It refers to the metal’s ability to change easily under various mechanical conditions to achieve the desired result. Very good Machinability is demonstrated by Nickel, Molybdenum, and Chromium. It may need to be annealed in certain cases.


It is the property that the steel alloy must be hardened upon heat treatment and cooling. At a specific temperature, the metal changes from an austenite into a martensite. All low-steel alloys have good hardenability.


It refers to the metal’s ability to undergo welding to be joined or welded to another surface. All alloy steels are good at welding. Pre heating and post heating are required for large sections of alloy steels that contain Molybdenum and Chromium along with Nickel.

Alloy Steel is used in:

They are used in various applications such as pipelines, auto components manufacturing, electric motors, axles and shafts of power transformers, generators, aircraft engines mounts, landing gears, wear resistant coatings, manufacturing power electronics components, hot zones of furnaces, electrodes manufacturing, solar cell coatings, magnets, radiation shields, forging dies, oil and petrochemical industries, production of lubricants and smoke suppressants.