Alloy Steels

Nickel is an important alloying addition to low-alloy steels (apart from stainless steels discussed above) where it improves strength and toughness whilst retaining good ductility in engineering components such as gears and transmission shafts.  Nickel improves the low temperature toughness of ferritic steels, enabling them to be used for cryogenic applications.  For example, 9% nickel steel is used for LNG handling and storage.  It also contributes to high strength steels and the “maraging” steels can be produced with particularly high tensile strengths.  Nickel is also important in some carburising, nitriding and tools steels.

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  • 11005  Modern Carburized Nickel Alloy Steel
  • 389  Isothermal Transformation Diagrams of Nickel Alloy Steels
  • 1232 Fracture Toughness and Related Characteristics of the Cryogenic Nickel Steels
  • 4419  18% Nickel Maraging Steel - Engineering Properties
  • 1278  IN-787 - A Precipitation Hardening Alloy Steel, Properties and Applications
  • 1238  Low-Temperature Properties of Nickel Alloy Steels
  • 1203  Six Reasons for Specifying Nickel Carburizing Steels
  • 1108  Nickel Alloy Steel Plates
  • 447  Alloy Steel Compositions
  • 479  Nickel Alloy Nitriding Steels
  • 472  Nickel Alloy Tool Steels
  • 392  Hardenability of Nickel Alloy Steels