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Material data sheet MoC410

Steel grade Ovako327A

Ovako 326C
Last revised: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:14:27 GMT

42CrMo4 All

General Information
42CrMo4 is a steel for quenching and tempering, which has a good combination of strength and toughness in the quenched and tempered
condition. After the oil quenching, the steel will be through hardened up to ø60 mm bar diameter. The microstructure of larger dimensions is not fully
martensite. The steel is applicable to induction hardening. The surface hardness will exceed min. 53 HRC. 42CrMo4 can be delivered M-treated in
order to optimize the machinability.
Ovako 326C is a Cr-Mo quench and tempering steel used for shaft, axles, machine components etc.The grade fulfils SAE 4140 standard but has a
restricted sulphur content for improved cleanliness and a lower maximum allowed phosphorus content for improved mechanical properties.Can be
flame or induction hardened. Through hardenability corresponding to a bar with approx. Ø60mm (oil quenching). Available as hot rolled bars, tubes
and rings. Delivered in as-rolled, soft annealed, normalized or quench and tempered condition.
This product specification is based on EN 10083-3:2006 and the steel will meet the requirements of this standard.
The steel can also be delivered according to following European Standards:
EN 10250-3 Open die steel forgings for general engineering purposes. Part 3: Special alloy steels
EN 10263-4 Steel rod, bars and wire for cold heading and cold extrusion
EN 10269 Steels for fasteners with specified elevated and/or low temperatures properties
EN 10277-5 Bright steel products. Steels for quenching and tempering
EN 10297 Seamless circular steel tubes for mechanical and general engineering purposes
EN 10305 Seamless cold drawn tubes for precision applications
EN 10343 Steels for quenching and tempering for construction purposes

Similar designations
AISI 4140, 42CD4(AFNOR), 708M40(B.S.), SS 2244, SS142244, SAE 4140H, ASTM A193 B7, 41Cr4

Chemical composition
Variant Cast Weldability C% Si % Mn % P% S% Cr % Mo %
CEV 0.79max Min 0.38 0.15 0.60 - - 0.90 0.15
42CrMo4 EN10083-3 Std
Pcm 0.53max Max 0.45 0.40 0.90 0.025 0.035 1.20 0.30

Mechanical Properties
Rp0.2 * Reh, ** Rel

*708M40(1983) Format (condition QT) Dim<150mm corresponds to R condition; Dim<100mm to S condition; Dim<63mm to T condition; Dim<29mm
to U condition
** SS142244 (1986) Format (condition QT) Dim<160mm corresponds to SS2244-04; Dim<100 mm to SS2244-05; Dim<25 mm corresponds to
SS2244-06; format all Dim(condition A) corresponds to SS2244-02

Transformation temperatures
Temperature °C
MS 320
AC1 740
AC3 770
Heat treatment recommendations
Treatment Condition Temperature cycle Cooling/quenching
Hot forging +U 850-1050°C In air

Soft annealing +A 680-720°C Slowly ( 15°C/h) until 600°C

Stress relieve annealing +SRA 450-650°C In air

Quench & Tempering +QT 840-880°C In oil or water. Temper in 540-680°C

Stress relieve annealing +SRA 150-180°C ( after Induction Hardening ) In air



Hardness [HRC]





10 20 30 40 50

Distance [mm]
42CrMo4 EN10083-3

Other properties (typical values)

Youngs module (GPa) Poisson´s ratio (-) Shear module (GPa) Density (kg/m3)
210 0.3 80 7800
Average CTE 20-300°C Specific heat capacity 50/100°C Thermal conductivity Ambient Electrical resistivityAmbient temperature
(µm/m°K) (J/kg°K) temperature (W/m°K) (µΩm)
12 460 - 480 40 - 45 0.20 - 0.25

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The information in this document is for illustrative purposes only. The data and examples are only general recommendations and not a warranty or a guarantee.
The suitability of a product for a specific application can be confirmed only by Ovako once given the actual conditions.The purchaser of an Ovako product has
the responsibility to ascertain and control the applicability of the products before using them. Continuous development may necessitate changes in technical
data without notice. This document is only valid for Ovako material. Other material, covering the same international specifications, does not necessarily comply
with the properties presented in this document.