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Hot Worked Low Carbon Co-28Cr-6Mo Alloy

Hot worked R31537 cobalt is R31537 cobalt in the hot worked condition. The graph bars on the material properties cards below compare hot worked R31537 cobalt to other cobalt alloys (top) 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

220 GPa 32 x 106 psi

Elongation at Break

14 %

Fatigue Strength

400 MPa 58 x 103 psi

Poisson's Ratio

0.29

Reduction in Area

13 %

Rockwell C Hardness

28

Shear Modulus

87 GPa 13 x 106 psi

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

1140 MPa 170 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof)

780 MPa 110 x 103 psi

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion

320 J/g

Melting Completion (Liquidus)

1360 °C 2480 °F

Melting Onset (Solidus)

1290 °C 2360 °F

Specific Heat Capacity

450 J/kg-K 0.11 BTU/lb-°F

Thermal Conductivity

13 W/m-K 7.3 BTU/h-ft-°F

Thermal Expansion

13 µm/m-K

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume

2.0 % IACS

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific)

2.1 % IACS

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density

8.4 g/cm3 530 lb/ft3

Embodied Carbon

8.1 kg CO2/kg material

Embodied Energy

110 MJ/kg 46 x 103 BTU/lb

Embodied Water

530 L/kg 63 gal/lb

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work)

140 MJ/m3

Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience)

1380 kJ/m3

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

15 points

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

24 points

Strength to Weight: Axial

38 points

Strength to Weight: Bending

29 points

Thermal Diffusivity

3.4 mm2/s

Thermal Shock Resistance

28 points

Alloy Composition

Cobalt (Co) 58.9 to 69
Chromium (Cr) 26 to 30
Molybdenum (Mo) 5.0 to 7.0
Manganese (Mn) 0 to 1.0
Silicon (Si) 0 to 1.0
Nickel (Ni) 0 to 1.0
Iron (Fe) 0 to 0.75
Nitrogen (N) 0 to 0.25
Carbon (C) 0 to 0.14

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

Followup Questions

Further Reading

ISO 5832-12: Implants for Surgery - Metallic Materials - Part 12: Wrought Cobalt-Chromium-Molybdenum Alloy

ASTM F1537: Standard Specification for Wrought Cobalt-28Chromium-6Molybdenum Alloys for Surgical Implants (UNS R31537, UNS R31538, and UNS R31539)

ASTM F799: Standard Specification for Cobalt-28Chromium-6Molybdenum Alloy Forgings for Surgical Implants (UNS R31537, R31538, R31539)

CRC Materials Science and Engineering Handbook, 4th ed., James F. Shackelford et al. (editors), 2015