At Steel Industries, we forge alloy and carbon steels for a variety of industries ranging from aerospace to nuclear and power. Our customers rely on us to deliver a high-quality product that meets their specific needs in terms of alloy composition and compatibility with the industry requirements related to the steel’s functionality.
Carbon Steel Forgings Provide High-Stress Relief & Endurance
Carbon steel is an alloy steel that’s a combination of iron and carbon. Because of its strength and shock resistance, it’s often put to work on construction sites, piping projects and to add extra support to roads.
The key advantage to choosing carbon steel over traditional steel is increased strength. By adding carbon to the forging process the steel undergoes a molecular change that, without getting too scientific, moves around its crystal lattice. The general rule of thumb is the more carbon content the harder the steel.
Advantages of Carbon Steel Forging
- Greater stress relief at a given hardness.
- Less distortion and cracking over time.
- Higher elastic ratio and endurance strength.
- Greater temperature strength.
- Better machinability at high hardness.
- Greater ductility.
Alloy Steel Forgings Provide Application Flexibility
At Steel Industries, we’re experts at forging alloy steels with a wide variety of physical, chemical, and environmental attributes. Alloy steel is forged by adding other elements to carbon steel.
Some of the most common alloying elements are manganese, nickel, chromium, molybdenum, vanadium, silicon, and boron. Steel alloys can be separated into two categories — low alloy and high alloy steel. Low alloy steels have less than 8 percent total alloying elements in their composition. The level and type of alloys used in the forging process dictate the performance characteristics of the steel.
By regulating these elements, Steel Industries forges high-quality alloy steel with different mechanical properties that are used in a wide range of industries. You can find our forgings in oil platforms, military vehicles, nuclear power plants, and more.
Advantages of Alloy Steel Forgings
- Wear and corrosion resistance
- High strength to weight ratio
- Hardenability – the depth to which steel is hardened after forging
- Superior performance under harsh conditions
- Less distortion and cracking
Carbon & Alloy Steel Inventory
Our certified forging company works with a variety of carbon and alloy steel grades including:
- 4130 Steel
- 4130 AQ
- 4140 / 4140H
- 4140 AQ
- 4340 / 4340H
- 4340 AQ
- 4340 VAR
- A182F11 / A182F12
- A266CL2 / A266CL4
Interested in learning more about what we can do for you? Call 877-783-3599 to learn more.