Alloy Steel 5160

Alloy Steel 5160, also sold as AISI 5160, is a high carbon and chromium spring steel. It offers users outstanding toughness, a high level of ductility, and excellent fatigue resistance. Alloy Steel 5160 is in use in the automotive field in a number of different heavy spring applications, especially for leaf springs.  It is important to note that Alloy Steel 5160 can be difficult to weld and machine and may require special procedures.

To be labeled as Alloy Steel 5160, an alloy must be made of a specific chemical composition that includes:

  • Fe Balance
  • Mn 0.75-1%
  • Cr 0.7-0.9%
  • C 0.56-0.64%
  • P .035%
  • Si ≤ 0.15-0.3%
  • S ≤ 0.04%

Continental Steel offers Alloy Steel 5160 in a number of different sizes and shapes including rounds, bars, and plates. All of our Steel Alloy 5160 meets or exceeds the leading industry standards like ASTM, SAE, and UNS. To learn more about our selection of Alloy Steel 5160 or any of our other high-quality alloy steel products, please contact the experts at Continental Steel today.

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