1.7233, 42CrMo5-6, Alloy engineering steel – Chemical composition, equivalent, properties | Alok India

1.7233 Nickel Alloy Steel

Everything You Need to Know About 42CrMo5-6, 1.7233 Nickel Alloy Steel EN 10269:2013 (E)


1.7233 Nickel Alloy Steel Description

1.7233 Nickel alloy steel is a type of steel that is formulated for primary forming into wrought products. 1.7233 is the EN numeric designation for this material. 42CrMo5-6 is the EN chemical designation. Compared to other wrought alloy steels, the 1.7233 steel has fairly low thermal conductivity. It usually has a moderately high tensile strength.


1.7233 Nickel Alloy Steel Applications 

The 1.7233 alloyed carbon steel has a good set of properties that makes it a suitable material to create various products and parts. It can be used in various applications. This includes:

  1. Heavy-duty fastenings
  2. Studs
  3. Aircraft industry
  4. Energy industry


1.7233 Nickel Alloy Steel Chemical Composition

The chemical composition of 1.7233 Nickel alloy steel is:

1.7233 steel chemical element % present
Carbon (C)  0.39 to 0.45%
Manganese (Mn)  0.40 to 0.70%
Silicon (Si) [Max] ≤0.40%
Phosphorus (P) [Max] 0.025%
Sulphur (S) [Max] 0.035%
Chromium (Cr) 1.20 to 1.50%
Molybdenum (Mo) 0.50 to 0.70 %


1.7233 Nickel Alloy Steel Heat Treatment

1.7233 steel hot work and heat treatment temperature
Tempering °C Soft Annealing °C Quenching °C
600 to 700 840 to 870 840 to 870
Air Polymer or Oil


1.7233 Nickel Alloy Steel Properties

Here are the properties of 1.7233 alloy steel:

  1. Low thermal conductivity
  2. Moderately high tensile strength


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