Chrome Vanadium

These steels work best on heat treatment and possess high strength, toughness, and resistance to wear and fatigue.

Vanadium particularly improves high temperature hydrogen cracking of steel and chrome and molybdenum provide high strength even at higher temperature. 

Technical Specification Chrome Vanadium
Nominal Composition

C: 0.48 - 0.53

Cr: 0.80 – 1.10

V: 0.15


0.284 lb./in3

Modulus of Elasticity (E)

30 x 106 psi

Modulus of Rigidity (G)

11.6 x 106 ksi

Coefficient of Expansion


Electrical Resistivity

32.3 µΩ.in

Thermal Conductivity

108 Btu/(hr/ft2/in/°F)

Min Size

0.026 in (0.500 mm)

Max Temp

220oC (425oF)


Chrome-vanadium steel with medium high carbon content (SAE 6150) is used to make springs