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Huaxiao Metal stocks a full range of alloy steel and special steel in many shapes, forms, and grades, professional steel supplier Huaxiao Metal is a company headquartered in Shanghai with a global network. We supply steel and other high-quality metal alloys and specialty steels globally through proven logistics partners, significantly reducing delivery times.

Our staff has over 10 years of combined experience in the metal fabrication industry, with qualifications in mechanical engineering, welding engineering, aerospace, defense, pipe process design, rolling mill technology, and metallurgy.

If you are looking for a reliable professional steel supplier, Huaxiao Metal can guarantee the quality, integrity, and continuity of supply, whether in stock or forward orders. In addition, we can machine steel alloys into standard or non-standard parts according to your requirements. Welcome your inquiry and look forward to our first cooperation!

Alloy & Special Steel Product and Grades

Product NameGrades
Hastelloy AlloysC276 Hastelloy (UNS N10276), Material Hastelloy C22 (UNS N06022), Hastelloy B2 (UNS N10665), etc.
Inconel AlloysINCONEL Alloy 800H, INCONEL 020, INCONEL Alloy C 276, INCONEL Nickel 925, etc.
Monel AlloysMonel Alloy 400, Monel Metal Alloy 401, Monel Metal Alloy 404, Monel Alloy K 500, Monel Metal Alloy 405, etc.
Precipitation Hardening Stainless Steelstainless steel alloy 17-4PH, 15-5PH, 17-7PH, 17-10P, PH 13-8 Mo, etc.
High Temperature Stainless Steel253 MA, 309, 309s, 309H, 310, 310s,310H,409, etc.
Super Austenitic Stainless Steel254SMO Stainless Steel, 904l Stainless Steel, NO8367-NO8926, etc.
Duplex Stainless Steel2205 Duplex Stainless Steel, Super 2507 Duplex Stainless Steel, etc.

Description of Alloy & Special Steel

What is Alloy Steel?

Alloy steel is a type of steel that contains other elements in addition to iron and carbon. The term “alloy” refers to the mixture of various metals or elements to enhance specific properties of the steel, such as strength, hardness, toughness, corrosion resistance, and wear resistance. The alloying elements are typically added in varying proportions to achieve the desired mechanical and physical properties.

Common alloying elements in alloy steel include:

  1. Chromium: Adds corrosion resistance, hardness, and wear resistance.
  2. Nickel: Improves toughness, strength, and corrosion resistance.
  3. Manganese: Enhances hardenability, strength, and wear resistance.
  4. Molybdenum: Increases strength, hardness, and resistance to corrosion and high temperatures.
  5. Vanadium: Enhances strength, toughness, and impact resistance.
  6. Silicon: Improves strength and corrosion resistance.
  7. Copper: Adds corrosion resistance.

Alloy steels can be broadly categorized into two main types:

  1. Low-Alloy Steels: These contain a small percentage of alloying elements, usually less than 5%. They are often used for structural applications and can offer improved strength without sacrificing flexibility.
  2. High-Alloy Steels: These contain more alloying elements, such as chromium, nickel, and molybdenum. High-alloy steels are designed to provide specific properties, such as corrosion resistance, heat resistance, or high strength.

Alloy steels are widely used in various industries, including automotive, aerospace, construction, oil and gas, and manufacturing, where specific performance requirements are needed. The choice of alloying elements and their proportions depends on the intended application and the desired properties of the final product.

What is Special Steel?

“Special steel” is a broad term that is often used to refer to steel alloys with specific characteristics or properties tailored for particular applications. These steels are designed to meet stringent requirements that go beyond the typical properties of carbon steel. Special steels may have enhanced mechanical properties, corrosion resistance, heat resistance, wear resistance, or other specialized features to suit specific industrial needs. The term encompasses a wide range of steel grades and types.

Here are some examples of special steels and their characteristics:

  1. Tool Steel: Designed for use in the manufacture of tools. Tool steels typically have high hardness, wear resistance, and heat resistance, making them suitable for cutting, drilling, and forming operations.
  2. Stainless Steel: Known for its corrosion resistance, stainless steel contains chromium, which forms a protective oxide layer on the surface. Different grades of stainless steel offer varying levels of corrosion resistance, strength, and heat resistance.
  3. High-Speed Steel (HSS): This type of steel is designed for cutting tools, such as drills and milling cutters, that operate at high speeds. HSS retains its hardness and cutting ability at elevated temperatures.
  4. Alloy Tool Steel: Combines alloying elements like chromium, vanadium, molybdenum, and tungsten to achieve specific properties such as hardness, toughness, and wear resistance.
  5. Spring Steel: Known for its ability to return to its original shape after deformation, spring steel is used in the manufacture of springs and elastic components. It often has high yield strength and good fatigue resistance.
  6. High-Strength Low-Alloy (HSLA) Steel: Designed to provide high strength and improved mechanical properties while maintaining good weldability. Commonly used in structural applications.
  7. Maraging Steel: A type of high-strength steel alloy with excellent toughness and relatively low carbon content. Marging steel is often used in aerospace and other high-performance applications.
  8. Nitriding Steel: Specifically formulated for nitriding, a surface-hardening process that enhances wear resistance. Nitriding steels typically contain alloying elements like chromium, molybdenum, and aluminum.

The term “special steel” can be somewhat subjective, as it may refer to steel alloys tailored for specific industries or applications. The choice of special steel depends on the intended use and the specific performance requirements of the end product.

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