42CrMo4 Steel (EN19)
42CrMo4 is a type of alloy steel that contains chromium and molybdenum as the main alloying elements.
- High strength
- Good toughness and hardness
- Good wear resistance
- Can be surface hardened
The alloy steel can be heat-treated to achieve a high hardness level, making it suitable for applications where wear resistance is essential. The steel is typically quenched and tempered to achieve hardness in the range of 55-62 HRC (Rockwell C scale), which is very high and makes the steel suitable for use in applications where high stress and wear resistance are required.
The presence of chromium and molybdenum forms hard carbides during heat treatment. The steel can also be surface-hardened using techniques such as nitriding, which can further improve its wear resistance properties.
Chemical Composition (weight, %)