19MnVS6 according to EN10267 may with its generous chemical analysis and moderate mechanical requirements host a number of grades. It does at Ovako's! All variants are microalloyed with vanadium which gives a fine grain size and a good start for excellent toughness. The most frequent usage is as rolled, but all members in the family may be heat-treated in different ways. A heat-treatment will naturally affect the mechanical properties.
The Ovako program starts with a yield strength of minimum 400 MPa and finishes at minimum 520 MPa where each variant is carefully balanced to give the desired properties without a wasteful addition of alloying elements. Weldability goes from excellent to good with increasing alloying content and yield strength.
19MnVS6 is also available as M-steel.
The basis for the concept is that non-metallic inclusions are modified and controlled with calcium treatment in a way to minimize tool wear and to maximize chip control in machining operations.
Our M-Steel treatment can be applied to any steel grade.
For further reading about our M-steel concept see our home page.
SB280 - 18Mn6, E470, SS2134, 1.5217, 19MnV6