Ovako 825 is a through hardening bearing steel that is mainly used for medium sized bearing rings, but it can also be used for machine components that require high tensile strength, hardness and toughness.
- Through hardenability corresponding to a ring with approximately 30mm wall thickness (≈Ø50mm bar), quenched in oil
- Suitable for martensitic or banitic hardening
- Good machinability in soft annealed condition
- Good dimensional stability
825B - Standard BQ variant
825T - BQ variant with a controlled low sulphur content to minimize the number of sulphide inclusions. Reduced carbon content and tighter chemical composition ranges
825Q - Isotropic properties (IQ) and better fatigue strength due to higher cleanliness levels, and a finer size and distribution of non-metallic inclusions
BQ-steel® is a bearing quality clean steel optimized for fatigue strength and is also ideal for new design solutions outside the bearing industry.
IQ-Steel® is an isotropic quality ultra clean steel optimized for high fatigue strength under multi axial loading.
ASTM A485 grade B6, 1.3536
Other properties (typical values)
|Youngs module (GPa)||Poisson´s ratio (-)||Shear module (GPa)||Density (kg/m3)|
| Average CTE 20-300°C (µm/m°K)|| Specific heat capacity 50/100°C (J/kg°K)|| Thermal conductivity Ambient temperature (W/m°K)|| Electrical resistivityAmbient temperature (µΩm)|
|| 460 - 480
|| 40 - 45
|| 0.20 - 0.25
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