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Alloy Steel

Cold Drawn Alloy Steel Profiles

Keystone Profiles has extensive experience cold drawing shapes and managing mechanical properties of Alloy steel in coiled rod and bar to meet your needs.

Cold Drawn Alloy Steel Profiles are created when carbon steel is combined with alloying elements.  These elements include chromium, cobalt, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, tungsten, vanadium, chromium-vanadium  The amount and combination of alloying elements that are added are determined by the aspects that are required.  Some of the aspects that can be enhanced are hardness, corrosion resistance, strength, formability or ductility and improved welding properties.  The more common aspects that are enhanced are hardness, corrosion resistance and retention of hardness and strength.

Elements and corresponding aspects:

  • Chromium: hardness, wear resistance
  • Cobalt: hot or red hardness
  • Manganese: Surface hardness and strain, hammering and shock resistance
  • Molybdenum: Strength and shock and heat resistance
  • Nickel: Strength, toughness and corrosion resistance
  • Tungsten: Hardness and improved grain structure, heat resistance
  • Vanadium: Resistance to shock and corrosion, strength and toughness
  • Chromium-Vanadium: Improved tensile strength

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