For improved fatigue strength, our range of BQ-Steel® has a long and proven track record from the bearing industry. Moreover, the BQ-Steels are also used in many other applications where high mechanical strength is critical. The IQ- Steel® family offers an additional performance level in fatigue strength for components loaded multi-axially. Their fatigue performance is equally good in all directions. Our range of M-Steel provides an optimum solution for improved machinability and grindability. They also display good multi-axial fatigue performance, not on the level of BQ/IQ but significantly better than corresponding standard steels. The WR-Steel family is used in applications where high wear resistance is extra critical, e.g. digger bucket teeth. SZ-Steels are applied when a combination of high strength and high impact toughness is needed, primarily at low temperatures.
The Hybrid Steel family is a new development that combines properties of engineering steel with those of maraging steel, tool steel and even stainless steel.
Explore our steel families and use our Steel Navigator to find the right steel for particular needs. Together with what is available across the Nippon Steel Corporation Group, we are sure that we can provide just the solution needed.
Digital support tool - Steel Navigator
With Ovako’s Steel Navigator, finding the right clean steel has never been easier. Search by material properties, applications or end products. Compare with standard steels. And calculate machine settings to save time and increase tool life. Our digital Heat Treatment guide even helps you save time and money by predicting how a specific steel grade composition will perform after heat treatment. Whatever your application, our web-based steel selection tools let you explore hundreds of high quality steel products to find the right match for your specific needs.
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