Ovako 398Q is an ingot cast high tensile quench and tempering steel with high hardenability. The grade has high strength and toughness. The strong carbide and nitride formers makes it very well suited for nitriding. The grade is produced with the quality class IQ (isotropic quality). This ensures a very low number of elongated sulphide inclusions which will give more isotropic properties.
* Designation followed by "*" is not an official EN standard grade but named according to the rules in EN 10027.
IQ-Steel® is an isotropic quality ultra clean steel optimized for high fatigue strength under multi axial loading.
AMS 6481, 1.7765
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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