alloy steel

Other forms: alloy steels

Definitions of alloy steel
  1. noun
    steel who characteristics are determined by the addition of other elements in addition to carbon
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    chromium steel, stainless, stainless steel
    steel containing chromium that makes it resistant to corrosion
    Elinvar, chrome-nickel steel
    Elinvar is a trademark for a kind of steel used for watch springs because its elasticity is constant over a wide range of temperatures
    chrome-tungsten steel
    a steel alloy made with chromium and tungsten
    austenitic manganese steel, manganese steel
    a steel with a relatively large component (10-14%) of manganese; highly resistant to wear and shock
    molybdenum steel
    steel containing 10-15% molybdenum; properties are similar to tungsten steel
    nickel steel
    an alloy steel containing nickel
    tool steel
    alloy steel that is suitable for making tools; is hard and tough and can retain a cutting edge
    tungsten steel, wolfram steel
    a very hard heat-resistant steel containing tungsten
    vanadium steel
    steel alloyed with vanadium for greater strength and high-temperature stability
    high-speed steel, hot-work steel
    an alloy steel that remains hard at a red heat; used to make metal-cutting tools
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    an alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon; widely used in construction; mechanical properties can be varied over a wide range
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