Our Material Data Sheets (MDS) module is an important extension to Ovako’s digital Steel Navigator. With just a few clicks of a mouse it enables you to search a database of hundreds of steel grades to compare options and select the best steel for your specific application.

The MDS has been designed by our steel experts to offer complete flexibility in the way that you search, with functionality based on building a candidate list of potential steel grades. You can go search directly for a steel according to its numbering system (WNr), standard or steel grade number. You can also enter the steel composition directly as well as specifying the weldability and hardenability you require.

Suitable matches can be added to a list that can be further refined according to a filtering system based on the parameters most relevant to your needs. The end result is a rated list of steel grades that provide the closest match, with the best match at the top.


An additional benefit of the MDS is that it offers extensive information about each steel grade including chemistry and mechanical properties, as well as relative properties like weldability and machinability.  It also provides links to relevant further reading for each grade, such as our growing series of Technical Reports.

The detailed information for each steel grade is gathered on a product sheet that can be printed out immediately or saved for later use in the ‘My list’ function, which saves searches and product sheets.