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EN 1.7202 (37CrMo4) Chromium-Molybdenum Steel

EN 1.7202 steel is an alloy steel formulated for primary forming into wrought products. 1.7202 is the EN numeric designation for this material. 37CrMo4 is the EN chemical designation.

The properties of EN 1.7202 steel include three common variations. This page shows summary ranges across all of them. For more specific values, follow the links immediately below. The graph bars on the material properties cards further below compare EN 1.7202 steel to: EN wrought alloy steels (top), all iron alloys (middle), and the entire database (bottom). A full bar means this is the highest value in the relevant set. A half-full bar means it's 50% of the highest, and so on.

Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus

190 GPa 27 x 106 psi

Poisson's Ratio

0.29

Rockwell C Hardness

48 to 56

Shear Modulus

73 GPa 11 x 106 psi

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

530 to 1810 MPa 77 to 260 x 103 psi

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion

250 J/g

Maximum Temperature: Mechanical

420 °C 800 °F

Melting Completion (Liquidus)

1460 °C 2660 °F

Melting Onset (Solidus)

1420 °C 2590 °F

Specific Heat Capacity

470 J/kg-K 0.11 BTU/lb-°F

Thermal Conductivity

46 W/m-K 27 BTU/h-ft-°F

Thermal Expansion

13 µm/m-K

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume

7.3 % IACS

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific)

8.4 % IACS

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price

2.5 % relative

Density

7.8 g/cm3 490 lb/ft3

Embodied Carbon

1.5 kg CO2/kg material

Embodied Energy

20 MJ/kg 8.6 x 103 BTU/lb

Embodied Water

51 L/kg 6.1 gal/lb

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

13 points

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

24 points

Strength to Weight: Axial

19 to 64 points

Strength to Weight: Bending

19 to 42 points

Thermal Diffusivity

12 mm2/s

Thermal Shock Resistance

16 to 53 points

Alloy Composition

Among alloy steels, the composition of EN 1.7202 steel is notable for including copper (Cu) and containing a comparatively high amount of chromium (Cr). Copper is used to improve corrosion resistance, and to add at least some degree of precipitation hardenability. Chromium is used to improve corrosion resistance and most mechanical properties (particularly at higher temperatures).

Iron (Fe) 96.6 to 98
Chromium (Cr) 0.9 to 1.2
Manganese (Mn) 0.6 to 0.9
Carbon (C) 0.35 to 0.4
Molybdenum (Mo) 0.15 to 0.3
Silicon (Si) 0 to 0.3
Copper (Cu) 0 to 0.25
Phosphorus (P) 0 to 0.025
Sulfur (S) 0 to 0.025

All values are % weight. Ranges represent what is permitted under applicable standards.

Followup Questions

Similar Alloys

Further Reading

EN 10263-4: Steel rod, bars and wire for cold heading and cold extrusion - Part 4: Technical delivery conditions for steels for quenching and tempering

Microstructure of Steels and Cast Irons, Madeleine Durand-Charre, 2004

Manufacture and Uses of Alloy Steels, Henry D. Hibbard, 2005

Ferrous Materials: Steel and Cast Iron, Hans Berns and Werner Theisen, 2008

Steels: Processing, Structure, and Performance, 2nd ed., George Krauss, 2015