At Detroit Nipple Works, we are often asked what exactly is Chromoly steel? The first thing you need to know is Chromoly steel is low alloy steel. So you may ask what is alloy steel? Alloy steel is steel made up of one or more alloying elements other than carbon. These other elements may be silicon, nickel, manganese, chromium, or even aluminum. Chromoly gets its name from the two combining elements which are molybdenum and chromium.
Chromoly has been spelled differently throughout the industry such as chrome moly, chromeoly, cromoly, also Chrome oly, in the end, it is all the same. This steel is used when you need a stronger metal than just carbon. Also, Chromoly has a grade which is AISI 4130. In addition, the 30 in 4130 chromoly stands for the carbon weight.
Chromoly is used in a number of industries for various applications. Also, this type of steel is used in the automotive industry, oil and gas, bicycles, heavy equipment, and many other industries. Furthermore, with such great resistance from corrosion, it is perfect for applications that use high temperatures. Some examples of use of Chromoly:
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